Karachi - Sindh Health Minister Dr Saghir Ahmed has said that the provincial government has decided to provide free health insurance facility to 6.5 million deserving people with a cost of Rs703.814 million in various districts of Sindh. Presiding over a meeting of Micro Health Insurance Program at his office here on Friday, the minister informed that matters in this regard were in final stage with the insurance company, adding Rs138 million would be spent on Health Insurance Policy Project during the current year. "In the first phase of the program, 3.2 million people belonging to 0.4 million families in district Tharparkar, Umerkot, Larkana, Shikarpur, Kashmore, Sukkur, Khairpur, Thatta, Badin, Dadu and Nawabshah would be registered and provided health insurance card", said Dr Saghir. He said that under this program, each registered person would avail Rs25,000 annually for medical facilities, adding women would be granted Rs25,000 as delivery charges. He said insurance company would provide Rs25,000 to the person in case of any disability and Rs100,000 in case of death in accident or illness as compensation. The minister said the selection of deserving people would be made on the basis of survey conducted by Sindh Rural Support Organisation (SRSO). The project would be initiated within a period of one month, he added. Secretary Health Muhammad Hussain Syed, Additional Secretary Development Siri Chand and Deputy Secretary and other officials also attended the meeting.