Aasandha Company stated Thursday that the financial issues will be resolved after the management of the national health insurance scheme 'Aasandha' is reformed.
In a meeting held at Allied Insurance office, which is a shareholder of the company, the Managing Director of Aasandha Company Mohamed Shafaz said that even though it has been said that funds will be depleted, the scenario can now be avoided.
“With the inclusion of some clinics, there are some amendments. I believe that with these changes we will be able to sustain it,” Shafaz said.
Shafaz added that with the initiation of the scheme though there had been an upsurge in expenses that severely strained the budget, the influx had now subsided as people have become more accustomed to the free health care.
State Health Minister Thoriq Ali Luthfee said that despite the challenges the services had been sustained.
“Financial limitations have been experienced. However, the service have been provided without any interruptions” Thoriq said.
Thoriq said that much effort is being put in to minimizing the administrative costs of Aasandha.
Aasandha Company states that an estimated MVR 450 million would be spent within the scheme up to the end of Thursday. However, the Company stated that the exact amount will only be known after all due bills are paid and the other aspects are taken in to account.
Parliament Finance Committee had stated that while MVR720 million had been allocated for Aasandha in the State budget, the government had agreed to pay MVR909.4 million to Aasandha Company.