About 100,000 health insurance issued by the Ministry of Health- Gaza during 2020
According to the latest report issued by the Health Insurance Unit at the Ministry of Health in 2020, about 100,000 health insurance was issued and renewed, which indicating that the number of insured families in the Gaza Strip increased to more than 210,000 families.
The same report indicates that some categories were listed under the category of free insurance. Among these categories are; more than 64,000 laborers, in addition to more than 700 health insurance for the Israeli occupation prisoners’ families’, graduate, and marginalized groups.
It also included health insurance services, with nominal fees for about 24,000 citizens.
According to the insurance unit, during 2020, insurance revenues amounted to about 6 million New Shekels, which is a small amount compared to expenditures on government health services.
According to the same report, health insurance revenues decreased during the year 2020 compared to the year 2019 to the increase in poverty and high unemployment rates due to the Israeli siege on Gaza and the difficult economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.