Thursday, February 11, 2016

An Insurance Scheme For People Living With HIV/AIDS Virus In Sri Lanka Has Launched -UNAIDS Office In Colombo

The United Nations AIDS Programme(UNAIDS) Office in Colombo with the collaboration of Janashakthi Insurance Company has launched an Insurance Scheme for the people living with HIV/AIDS Virus in Sri Lanka yesterday(11) the first of it's kind to be launched in a South Asian Country.

 Initially this Insurance  Scheme will be targeting around 500  people living with HIV/AIDS Virus in Sri Lanka belongs to the age group 25-55 years and will expand it to other age groups later according to the UNAIDS Country Manager in Sri Lanka Dr.Dayanath Ranathunga.

Speaking to the Media at UNAIDS Office in Colombo yesterday(11) after launching the insurance scheme for people living with HIV/AIDS Virus in Sri Lanka ,Dr.Ranathunga has said this is a giant step taken to ensure that the people living with HIV will no longer  cornered from the society.

Under the Insurance Cover HIV Positives only need to pay a small amount as installment  ranging Rs.134 to Rs.275  depending on the age and the period of insurance cover will be 10 years Dr.Ranathunga has said.This Insurance Cover initially covers only an accidents he has further said.

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