Free basic medical coverage to benefit 240,000 students next academic year | Maghreb Arab Press

Morocco announces a new program to provide free health care for post-high school students in need:

MAP logoSome 240,000 post-high school students will receive free health care coverage as of the academic year of 2015-2016, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Executive Training, Soumia Benkhaldoun recently said.

In an interview with MAP, the Minister said that out of the 900,000 students that are expected to be enrolled at Moroccan universities next academic year, around 240,000 students in public and private institutions will benefit from the free basic mandatory medical coverage.

This decision, which was taken last Monday by the Interministerial steering committee for the reform of the basic medical coverage, will require the investment of 120 million dirhams by the state, said the Minister.

The students targeted by this measures are those who do not have any medical coverage, said the Minister, noting that other students benefit from the health care coverage of their parents.

The mandatory basic medical coverage will benefit any student that pursues post-high school studies in any education institution, she said…[Original Story, Subscription Required]




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