Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pay higher premium to avail treatment in good /super speciality hospitals

Yes. Paying lower or normal premium and getting treated in good/super speciality hospitals will be a history in 2011.Either you will forget about good/super speciality hospitals
you will pay higher premium.

Time has come to relook at your policy - should it be renewed with same PSU or to a different Pvt insurance company or health insurance company

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Heart Diseases are responsible for maximum number of deaths

Civic run Hospitals in Mumbai have compiled data for 2001- mid 2010 period and 97677 persons died during this period due to heart attack/ailments. This is 34% or total deaths across these hospitals over the period.

According to Dr Pavan Kumar Consultant Cardiologist of Lilavati Hospital the reasons for heart attack can be.

• Poor Oral Hygiene
• Malnourishment
• Lack of adequate vitamin B-12/ Folic Acid in the diet
• Social Stress due to work pressure

According to Dr Brian Pinto, another authority and affiliated to Holy Cross Hospital the reasons for heart attack can be

• Not loading much physically active life
• Eating unhealthy foods

Costs related to hospitalization due to heart ailments in good hospitals are high and may be in the range of Rest. 1.50 lakhs to Rs. 5.00 lakhs .This fact should be kept in mind while buying health insurance. Sum assured of Rs. 1.00 lakh may turn out to be too less when the bill comes out to be Rs. 3.50 lakhs or Rs. 5.00 lakhs.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Yes medical expenses can be high

According to news paper reports Punjab Chief Minister medical expenses for 2 months were Rs 85 Lakhs.

This proves that medical expenses can be high. It is better to plan by buying health insurance unless you are a Minister/Chief Minister like Punjab Chief Minister as mentioned in this news.