St Lucia To Implement National Health Insurance

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St Lucia is to design and implement a National Health Insurance (NHI) this according to Prime Minister Allan Chastanet,  provisions he said will be made to cover the poor and most vulnerable within our society.

“Cognizant of the necessary legislative and institutional changes required to facilitate the full establishment of the national health insurance scheme, the Department of Health and Wellness shall implement a pilot NHI while undertaking the necessary changes to support the system concurrently.

A National Health Insurance Committee has been set up to present the best model and financing options to Cabinet,” the prime minister reported to the House.

He noted that consultations will be held with stakeholders and the aim is to ensure affordability, choice and full participation of all Saint Lucians.