An agreement has been signed to provide comprehensive health insurance coverage to miners working in Lakhra coal mines in Sindh whose lives are continuously at risk due to frequent accidents during the process of conventional mining on the Jamshoro district mine site.
A ceremony was recently held at a hotel in Karachi to sign an agreement for health insurance coverage for workers associated with the Lakhra coal mines. Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh was the main guest at the event which was also attended by miners.
The minister said the health insurance facility was launched in line with the vision of the Pakistan People’s Party, whose leadership has always cared about the safety, security and welfare of coal miners.
He praised the hard work of the miners who worked every day in precarious conditions to enable the province to earn revenue from its hard-to-reach mineral resources. He said the Sindh government wants to provide health insurance coverage to laborers associated with all conventional mining sites in the province.
Sheikh also warned all coal mine owners in the province to ensure the safety and welfare of their miners or else their mining leases would be canceled by the government. Sindh Lakhra Coal Mining Company CEO Khaddim Hussain Channa told the audience that all necessary emergency and lifesaving services including dispensary and ambulance were available at the mine site for miners. who were frequently injured due to accidents during mining. He said the insurance facility would provide full coverage for the treatment of injured minors and also for the payment of compensation in the event of accidental death.