Grenada to introduce National Health Insurance by end of June

Health insurance to be available to all Grenadians

The Mitchell administration in Grenada is on track to introducing a National Health Insurance scheme by the end of June this year.

Implementation Minister Emmalin Pierre, addressing the convention of the ruling New National Party (NNP) on Sunday night, said that the initiative will be rolled out within the next 3 months and will be available for all citizens.
“We believe that healthcare is a fundamental right that every citizen must have access to. Just as we believe that education is a right, so we believe that healthcare and the services must be a right to our people.”

The scheme will be the first for Grenada – and while the details of the type of health care services were not given, the minister did not state whether a cost ceiling would be applied to the scheme that would be managed by the National Insurance Scheme.

“When we launch this initiative and when the registration process begins it means that you would have access to a special card; and this means that you will have access to a list of services”, she said. “We are saying proper healthcare must be a right of the people of Grenada Carriacou and Petit Martinique,” she added. -(CMC)