Umrah goers eligible for 11 benefits under fresh health insurance policy; here are the details

Web Desk 03:44 PM | 24 Jan, 2023
Umrah goers eligible for 11 benefits under fresh health insurance policy; here are the details
Source: Reuters

RIYADH - Umrah pilgrims on a spiritual journey to Saudi Arabia can now avail 11 benefits during their stay in the Kingdom under the new rules approved recently.

The Umrah pilgrims’ health insurance policy has recently been approved by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah Saudi Arabia and includes a maximum health insurance coverage amounting to SR100,000.

Under the rules, the pilgrims can avail the maximum insurance in the event of their hospitalization or medical evacuation within and outside the holy land.

The benefits also cover the cases involving 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.

Under the new approved rules, the daily accommodation and subsistence limit for the patient’s companion is a shared room with a maximum daily cost of SR150. Moreover, the health insurance benefits also cover expenses for pregnancy and emergency childbirth with a maximum amount of SR5,000 during the policy period.

The policy also benefits first degree relative of a patient whose travel expenses are covered with a maximum amount of SR 5,000 during the policy period. Moreover, the expenses for emergency dental treatment cases are covered with a maximum amount of SR500, Saudi gazette reported.

The treatment of premature newborns, the injuries resulting from traffic accidents, the expenses for dialysis in emergency cases as well as medical evacuation within and outside the Kingdom are also covered under the rules but with certain upper cap, different for each category.

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

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 03, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 272.25 273.25
Euro EUR 297.32 297.65
UK Pound Sterling GBP 333.31 333.61
U.A.E Dirham AED 73.03 73.33
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.49 71.80
Australian Dollar AUD 188.9 191.3
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.73 720.73
Canadian Dollar CAD 200.95 203.15
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.11 39.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 877.76 886.76
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.3

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 212,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs182,530.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Karachi PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Islamabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Peshawar PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Quetta PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Sialkot PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Attock PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Gujranwala PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Jehlum PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Multan PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Bahawalpur PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Gujrat PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Nawabshah PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Chakwal PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Hyderabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Nowshehra PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Sargodha PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Faisalabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Mirpur PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420


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