GOSI’s work hazards scheme offers top-class benefits

Updated 07 October 2015
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GOSI’s work hazards scheme offers top-class benefits

JEDDAH: The occupational hazards scheme or program applies to both Saudi and expatriate employees working for the private sector, an official of the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) has said.
“The scheme covers GOSI subscribers for both work injuries and diseases related to occupation. The work injury is defined as any injury sustained by an employee during work or as a result of it or accident on way from his/her residence to his place of work and vice versa, or on his way from his place of work to the place where he eats or attends prayer and vice versa,” Abdullah Al-Abduljabbar, spokesman of GOSI, was quoted as saying by local media.
According to him, the subscriber has the right to benefit from the occupational hazards program immediately from the date of registration in the system. “This is not linked to the duration of a particular subscription or age. As long as a beneficiary is registered with GOSI, he/she can enjoy the advantages, even if he/she is more than 60 years old.”
Al-Abduljabbar said that the occupational hazards program provides many advantages for injured GOSI subscribers, such as medical care including diagnosis, treatment, surgeries, rehabilitation, medicines, medical supplies and prosthetics.
This medical care is offered through hospitals contracted by GOSI in all regions and governorates of Saudi Arabia. This medical care has no limits in terms of the treatment period and cost, and will be provided to the injured until his/her condition is stable, he said.
“The injured GOSI subscriber is also entitle to allowances equal to 100 percent of the daily wage. He/she and their companion will also receive expenses to move from his residence or work to entities where he receives treatment or visits medical committees,” Al-Abduljabbar said.
“The occupational hazards program also covers cash compensation for post-accident disabilities. This includes a lump sum amount for Saudi subscribers if the disability ratio is less than 50 percent or a monthly pension if the disability ratio is more than this. Non-Saudis are entitled to a lump sum compensation, according to the nature of disability,” he said.


Saudi Security Aviation Command evacuates family trapped due to storm

Updated 11 min 43 sec ago
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Saudi Security Aviation Command evacuates family trapped due to storm

JEDDAH: The Saudi General Security Aviation Command continues its work in rescuing, evacuating and providing food aid to the Yemeni victims of tropical storm Luban, which had hit the eastern Al-Mahra governorate.
The command said that on Saturday an evacuation task had been carried out to save a family of seven members that were trapped in Al-Ghaydah, the capital city of Mahra.
They were transported to an area 80 kilometers east of Al-Ghaydah, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The command also carried more aid tasks by transporting tents and distributing more than 1,800 kilograms of food aid to the areas 180 km north of Al-Ghaydah.
Two members of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) were on board the relief flights.