DU students to be brought under health insurance | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 03, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:44 AM, June 03, 2020

DU students to be brought under health insurance

Dhaka University authorities yesterday decided to bring all students of the university under health insurance.

The decision was taken at a meeting of deans' committee chaired by Vice Chancellor Prof Akhtaruzzaman,  said a press release of the university.

The details of the plan have not yet been decided. A six-member committee was formed to design a policy for ensuring medical facilities for DU students at different hospitals at minimum premium.

Members of the committee include dean of science faculty Prof Tofayel Ahmed; business studies faculty acting dean Prof Muhammad Abdul Moyeen; dean of medicine faculty Prof Shahriar Nabi; Prof  Syed Abdul Hamid of Institute of Health Economics, and Prof Hasina Sheykh of banking and insurance department.

If implemented, a total of 37,018 students of the university will be getting medical services at different  hospitals at a definite premium.

Mentionable, it's mandatory to get medical insurance coverage prior to getting enrolled in universities in the USA and many European countries.

The meeting dictated that respective departments or institutes will fix the number of enrolling freshers upon considering the capability and capacity of the university, and international needs in order to ensure quality of education and produce more skilled human resources.

It also directed the departments to prepare a database to determine how they will achieve  17 goals and 169 targets of SDGs.

All departments were asked to submit the database by June 30 to the office of the registrar.

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