Women in India continue to ignore their health says new study

Women are the backbone of the family as homemakers, as well as, employees in the workforce. Since they are often engaged in taking care of home and their work places, most of them ignore their routine health check-up, unless a situation warrants it. As a country we continue to turn to males in the family as the main bread winner. A survey, conducted by Apollo Munich Health Insurance in collaboration with Nielsen India Pvt. Ltd. in 19 cities found that despite a rise in health insurance claims filed by women, few women are coming forward to buy health insurance. Given the low awareness for the need of a health cover; the number of women opting for products that are tailored for them, has significantly gone down.

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Apollo Munich Health Insurance wins Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management 2017

Leading standalone health insurer, Apollo Munich Health Insurance has been awarded the Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management (GPARM), instituted by the Institute of Directors (IOD) and recognized as the hallmark of excellence worldwide. The award was conferred on the health insurer for its robust risk management practice and steadfast focus on identifying and averting any risk that can impact its business and stakeholders.

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Do we have the awareness and access to adequate health insurance in India

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India does not have adequate health insurance cover. Today around 20 % of the population is covered by some kind of health insurance. This includes the insurance provided by the government through the Rashtriya Swashtya Bima Yojana. Broken down by the Urban and Rural segments, that amount to 12 % of the Urban population and around 13% of the rural population have insurance. This is data from the latest National Sample Survey released by the government.

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Do we need 2 different healthcare programs to effectively cover India ?

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Healthcare in India has been a mixed bag. There is a rich history with surgeons like Sushruta and physicians like Charaka who healed many in the ancient history. Then there was the creation and growth of Ayurveda who many still claim has answers to most of the incurable diseases. As a matter of fact recent article in Asian age talked about how an college is claiming that they might have the cure for the disease.

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