Nominees of the deceased members under “Shasthya Nirapotta Scheme (SNS)” at Chattogram have recently been brought under death claim settlement process – a much needed initiative supported by WaterAid. Each of the affected families, therefore, received a cheque worth BDT 30 thousand at the Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) office.
The three deceased waste and sanitation workers are – Shapan Nath, Dilla Das and Rita Das. Spouses of the three collected the cheques at the event from Afroza Kalam, hon’ble Acting Mayor of CCC. Abdullah Al Omar, City Planner, CCC, and other high officials from CCC also attended the programme. WaterAid’s Technical Partner Waadaa Incure and Chartered Life Insurance representatives graced the programme.
The Shasthya Nirapotta Scheme (SNS) (carrying the meaning of health protection) was launched in August, 2022 under the project WASH4Urban poor supported by Sweden Embassy, with the objective to embed a safety-net for waste and sanitation workers through a minimum annual premium of only BDT 199. It commenced with over 6,000 waste and sanitation workers and their family members in partnerships with Waadaa Insure as the Technical Partner and Chartered Life Insurance Company as the Insurer and active participation of local authorities as well as local government representatives. The subscribers of the SNS scheme are currently eligible for health discounts from 250 clinics and diagnostics centers across Bangladesh apart from the insurance claim in the event of death of the primary cardholder.