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By Nancy Nais
KUCHING, June 11: A total of 1,440 students from four primary schools in Kuching have received Student Personal Accident Insurance coverage.
The plan will pay compensation of up to RM20,000 in the event of death, accident or injury, and RM50,000 for permanent total disablement.
The four schools are SK Merpati Jepang (492 including kindergarten students) SK Combined (410), SK Rakyat (363) and SJK Chung Hua No. 4 (175).
Announcing this at the presentation ceremony today, Satok assemblyman Dato Ibrahim Baki said the insurance premiums are fully borne through his constituency’s funds.
The insurance coverage programme is also part of his corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts for the communities in Satok, regardless of race and religion.
Ibrahim acknowledged the importance of education and well-being of students but pointed out accidents can happen anytime and anywhere.
“As we all know, having accident insurance is important. For our children, the learning and growth process may also come with plenty of accidents, some more harmful than others.
“Thus, accident insurance helps to pay for medical and other out-of-pocket costs that may be incurred after an accidental injury. This includes emergency treatment, hospital stays, medical exams, as well as other expenses you as parents may face,” he said at the ceremony today.
The policy which is under Tune Protect provides 24-hour worldwide protection to the insured for injury caused directly by an accident (and independent of any other cause) resulting in death, disablement, medical and other expenses within twelve (12) calendar months from the date of the accident.
Further information can be obtained through Ibrahim’s Satok constituency service centre.
Meanwhile, Ibrahim advised his constituents to maintain efforts to involve the local community through targeted programmes and activities.
“Community-based activities are important to strengthen the relationship between the people and develop the community.
“We must continue these types of activities to foster unity among the residents of Satok,” he said. — DayakDaily