India: Mentally ill patients to get health insurance cover

In a country with such a large prevalence of mental issues, it would only be natural to expect that institutional support would be robust to tackle this challenge. But surprisingly, no insurance provider seems to have any policy to cover mental illnesses. 

India: Mentally ill patients to get health insurance coverAlthough we are living in a day and age where there have been many groundbreaking advances and innovations in science and technology. At times, we are faced with a stark reminder that more has to be done. One such example pertains to insurance, while there are many kinds of insurance available, such as, home insurance, […]

Cancer not only an emotional burden, but also a greater financial burden

An alarming 69% of the respondents in the survey have no financial aid whatsoever at their disposal to deal with cancer. A scarce 21% of respondents have a specific ‘cancer’ insurance cover to facilitate their medical expenses, as per oncologists. Almost 63% of cancer patients admitted to having sought their oncologist’s advice to fund the cost of treatment and consequent expenses

Cancer not only an emotional burden, but also a greater financial burdenThe results of the survey brought to light the inadequate awareness levels amongst the respondents with regards to incidences, stages, types and cost of treatment of cancer. It further stated that majority of people lack the understanding of even tapping the disease. In a breakthrough, the survey also highlighted significant dependence on the doctor for […]

‘Health insurance should be affordable and accessible by one and all’

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) healthcare conclave hosted a session on insurance and last mile challenges in insurance like coverage offered, procedural issues related to maintenance. As per the experts, the innovations such as insurance must be made hugely available and affordable

‘Health insurance should be affordable and accessible by one and all’Life insurance is the need of the hour. How much we take care of our health, with a change in time and technology and the environment, lifestyle diseases can wreak havoc in our life unexpectedly. Chances of life threatening diseases have also increased by leaps and bounds. Thus, we need a protective circle that protects […]