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Up to $26,666 health insurance coverage for Umrah pilgrims

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RIYADH — Umrah pilgrims can take advantage of as many as 11 benefits during their stay in the Kingdom, and these include a maximum health insurance coverage amounting to SR100,000.

The Umrah pilgrims’ health insurance policy, which was recently approved by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, has spelled out the 11 health insurance benefits throughout their presence in Saudi Arabia.

The pilgrims can avail of the maximum coverage of SR100,000 in the event of their hospitalization or medical evacuation within and outside the Kingdom, Okaz/Saudi Gazette has learnt from sources.

The benefits also include the following cases: There will be maximum coverage for daily accommodation in hospital and subsistence of the patient, including the cost of the bed, nursing care, medical visits, and medical supervision.

The accommodation services also include the cost of medicines and medical supplies that are given according to doctor’s prescription, with a shared room, costing a maximum of SR600.

The daily accommodation and subsistence limit for the patient’s companion under the policy is a shared room with a maximum daily cost of SR150.

The health insurance benefits also include expenses for pregnancy and emergency childbirth with a maximum amount of SR5,000 during the policy period.

The travel expenses for a first-degree relative of the patient with a maximum amount of SR 5,000 during the policy period.

The expenses for emergency dental treatment cases with a maximum amount of SR500 during the policy period.

The treatment of premature newborns and this is without exceeding the maximum limit of the mother’s policy.

The injuries resulting from traffic accidents, with a coverage of the maximum limit.

The xpenses for dialysis in emergency cases with a coverage of the maximum limit; and medical evacuation within and outside the Kingdom with a coverage of the maximum limit of the policy.

The coverage also includes the cost for repatriation of the dead bodies of pilgrims to their original home, with a coverage not exceeding a maximum of SR10,000.

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