74% of Jordanians are medically-insured

Jordan

Published: 2018-08-06 14:27

Last Updated: 2018-08-06 16:56


Seventy-four percent of Jordanians are medically-insured today. (Actors Fund)
Seventy-four percent of Jordanians are medically-insured today. (Actors Fund)
Roya News Source

Jordan’s Minister of Health, Mahmoud Sheyyab, has revealed that 74% of Jordanians are medically-insured today.

The percentage was calculated after adding senior citizens (over 60) and those earning less than JD 300 per month to the list.

Sheyyab told Al Rai newspaper that the Ministry of Health is currently looking into ways of including every single Jordanian citizen in the country’s new national health insurance plan.

Sheyyab assured Jordanians that his ministry is continually developing and maintaining health facilities across the Kingdom.

Another priority of the ministry’s is to hire medical specialists, especially for specialties that governmental hospitals are lacking specialists in.

In order to achieve that, gov’ hospitals have expanded their residency programs for specialists, which led to around 450 doctors with different specialties to join the programs.