Aasandha finances almost depleted: MD Shafaz

The government-owned corporation running the Aasandha universal health insurance scheme has warned that is nearly bankrupt, reports Haveeru, following a delay in payment by the government.

Aasandha Mohamed Shafaz was reported as saying that the last payment received by the corporation was in February.

“Earlier the Finance Ministry used to give us around four payments every month. But since February we are yet to receive a single payment. They have said that they would make the payments soon. At present we are using our own funds to cover Aasandha expenses,” Shafaz was reported as saying.

Asandha payments to government institutions had been halted, he said.

“We are only making payments of private and institutions in the islets. The reason is that if the islets don’t receive payments the services in the entire island would be disrupted,” he said.


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  1. does that mean that since february, aasandha service (free medicare) has been given to the public on service provider's expense???? As far as common sense goes, those with a medical ailment have already gotten treatment at hospitals and clinics on the service provider's expense. And they have also gotten relief from their medical state with the free pills as obtained on credit from pharmacies and clinics.

    Aasandha made a prior press release, a few days back that their earlier announcement that they were "out of budget" issue has been resolved. Then they came out with this today??

    Also if they have not been receiving funds from finance ministry to settle hospital, clinics and pharmacy dues for over 05 months, "why" have they gone and opened up invitations for new applications for additional service providers???

    From the sound of this article, seems like aasandha is about to burst out of its seams. It would be best to declare you are unable to sustain this program due to lack of cooperation from the government, and "cease" this until the matter is resolved.


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