A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan suggested this during the hearing of a plea by an NGO, which has alleged that nurses in private hospitals and nursing homes were not being provided proper personal protection equipment (PPE) kits and masks to guard against Covid-19 infection. … [Read more...] about HC suggests complaint helpline for private health care workers
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“An ASHA [Accredited Social Health Activist] worker in the district testing positive for COVID-19 was what prompted the panchayat to explore new ways to ensure adequate protection to health-care workers at the hospital,’’ says Mr. Rajeev. … [Read more...] about Kerala village deploys robot nurses for patient care
How the benefit based Covid-19 policy will workAs per the IRDAI guidelines, lump sum benefit equal to 100 percent of the Sum Insured shall be payable on positive diagnosis of COVID-19, requiring hospitalization for a minimum period of three continuous days i.e,72 hours. The positive diagnosis of COVID-19 shall be from a government authorized diagnostic centre.The diagnosis has to be confirmed by authorized centers as declared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.For instance, you buy this Covid-19 health policy with a maximum sum insured of Rs 3 lakh, then on hospitalization, you will get a lump sum payout of Rs 3 lakh. However, in case your hospital bill goes higher than the sum insured, then in that case, you will have to bear the additional cost from your pocket.The premium differenceBeing a standard product, insurers will be allowed to price the product following their underwriting understanding. What this means is that the policy premium will vary … [Read more...] about Will Standard Benefit Based Coronavirus Health Insurance policy help you?
“What I do hope is that having faced an adversity as one planet instead of little fractions of it facing off against each other, that maybe we can emerge from this better as a human race and more considerate and just more able to look out for each other.” … [Read more...] about The Sunday Project: Julie Goodwin opens up about mental health struggle
JSA member Chhaya Pachauli, director of Chittorgarh-based Prayas Centre for Health Equity, said a system should be put in place for collecting regular feedback from COVID-19 patients and their families during the course of treatment. “For this, the government can create a simple mobile app or an online form, keeping the patient’s identity confidential,” she said. … [Read more...] about Activists for monitoring mental health of COVID-19 patients