Manipal 22nd January 2021.
In a bid to offer quality and affordable medical facilities to the economically weaker sections of the society, Dr H S Ballal, Pro Chancellor – MAHE along with Lt. Gen. (Dr) M D Venkatesh, Vice Chancellor – MAHE unveiled Dr G Shankar sponsored Manipal Cigna Pro Health Group Mediclaim Card initiated through Mogaveera Yuva Sangathane today. Dr PLNG Rao, Pro Vice chancellor, MAHE & Dr G Shankar, Trustee -Dr G Shankar Family Trust, Udupi, Dr Prashant Nalawade, Group Underwriting Dept. Manipal Cigna Insurance, Mr Nilanjan Roy, Sr Vice President, Group & Global Health Business, and other dignitaries witnessed the unveiling of the nobel scheme meant to enhance the quality of life for the people from economically weaker sections of the society.
The erstwhile Manipal Arogya Suraksha scheme which was sponsored by MAHE in the year 2006 was considered as a boon by the economically weaker sections of the society living in Udupi, Mangaluru and neighbouring districts as this scheme provided comprehensive medical care at a nominal fee.
Dr H S Ballal mentioned, “It is unique as the scheme offers both In-patient and Out-Patient facilities coupled with Personal accident Cover for all the members” Further Dr H S Ballal said, “The teamwork under the guidance of Dr G Shankar has made it possible to get 52,504 families enrolled under the scheme within a short spell of time and their dedication is highly commendable”
Sharing his thoughts, Lt. Gen (Dr ) M D Venkatesh , Vice Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education said, “Thisrural health initiative& the association with MAHE would give Manipal Cigna Health Insurance company a better understanding of the requirements of rural masses and that they could structure simple and better policies for the betterment of the common people”
Dr PLNG Rao, Pro Vice Chancellor said, “with over 2,23,000 lives covered under the scheme, our Hospitals will do whatever best possible to ensure better services to the patients. “
U S Shripathi, GM – Insurance, explained the scheme benefits as below:
- In-patient Medical facilities upto Rs.50,000/- per family per year on a floater basis.
- Personal Accident cover for each of the member enrolled under the scheme& the compensation of Rs.50,000/- payable in case of an unfortunate event of death of the member due to an accident.
- Out-Patient benefits at special discounted rate for Consultation, Lab Investigations & CT Scan / MRI etc.
The other key benefits of the scheme are; Covers Pre-existing diseases, offers Cashless facility,age at entry is from 91 days to 85 years of age, Maternity benefit for the first two living childbirth, covers medical cost of the new-born baby in case of medical exigencies, nominal premium of Rs.1,500 /- including GST for a family of 5 members and ID cards issued for each family for easy identification.
Dr SharathK Rao,Dean, KMC-Manipal, Dr Avinash Shetty, Medical Superintendent, Kasturba Hospital-Manipal, Mr Muthanna, Chief Operation officer, Kasturba Hospital -Manipal,Mr SP Kar, Director PR & Media – MAHE , office bearers of Mogaveera Yuva Sangathane & other were present in the occasion.
Mr K M Shivaram , President , Mogaveera Yuva Sangathane, proposed vote of Thanks.