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  • Vector Borne Diseases now covered under HDFC ERGO insurance  title=
    Vector Borne Diseases now covered under HDFC ERGO insurance

    HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company, India’s third-largest non-life insurance provider in the private sector, today announced the launch of ‘Mosquito Disease Protection Policy’. This new policy will cover an individual against common mosquito-borne diseases like Dengue Fever, Malaria, Chikungunya, Japanese Encephalitis, Kala-azar, Lymphatic Filariasis and Zika Virus. According to the report published by National Health Profile 2018, there has been an alarming rise in dengue cases in India, an increase of 300% between 2009 to 2017. These diseases also lead to hospitalisation adding burden on expense or affecting the No Claim Bonus of any standard Health Insurance. Keeping this in mind, HDFC ERGO launched this new policy which will cover hospitalisation expenses incurred during the treatment of any mosquito-borne disease. Alternatively, the policyholder may opt for a lump sum amount to be paid as a policy benefit on providing the proof of hospitalisation. In addition, the policy will pay the beneficiary the sum insured in case of the policyholder's death due to the disease. Commenting on the launch of the new product Mr. Anurag Rastogi, Member of Executive Management, HDFC ERGO said, “At HDFC ERGO, identifying and understanding a customer’s need is critical for product innovations. Given the exponential increase in mosquito-borne illnesses in metros and rural areas in India, we launched Mosquito Disease Protection Policy to address this growing concern. Through this policy we aim to support individuals to avail quality healthcare, thereby mitigating any financial risk and protecting the No Claim Bonus of existing health insurance policy, if any.” This cover is available for individuals between the age group of 91 days to 65 years. This policy also provides international cover to individuals and covers all the vector-borne diseases listed in the policy document. Additionally, the policyholders will have access to several wellness services like discounts and specialised programs like health tips, diet consultation and many more offered on my:health mobile application of HDFC ERGO. This further includes access to health coaching services in areas such as disease management, activity and fitness, nutrition and weight management. For more information on the policy and details on the full range of insurance policies offered by HDFC ERGO please contact the Company representative. Also, for further details on risk factors, exclusions, terms and conditions please read the sales brochure before concluding the sale.   About HDFC ERGO HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company is a 51:49 joint venture between the Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (HDFC); India’s premier Housing Finance Institution and ERGO International AG; the primary insurance entity of the Munich Re Group of Germany. In August 2017, with IRDAI’s approval for the merger of HDFC ERGO General Insurance Co. Ltd. with HDFC General Insurance Ltd. (formerly Known as L&T General Insurance Co. Ltd.), the Company marked the first merger in the General Insurance sector. The merged entity, known as HDFC ERGO General Insurance Co. Ltd., is the third largest General Insurance provider in the private sector.   HDFC ERGO offers policies like Motor, Health, Travel, Home, Personal Accident and Cyber Insurance in the retail space and customized policies like Property, Marine and Liability Insurance in the corporate space through its vast network of 122 branches spread across 106 cities and a wide distribution network.  

  • Things you should never eat in restaurant  title=
    Things you should never eat in restaurant

    Well, most of us love to visit a restaurant and tickle our taste-buds with our favorite delicacies. But, how fresh are the items in the eating place? Say, the bottle of ketchup, or the bread in the basket or the table salt; are they fresh enough to be served in the plate. From overpriced to dirty, there are certain items we should avoid to eat. Our staff had words with food safety experts, dieticians, and chefs and came up with a list of things we need to avoid on your next meal out.

  • Space travel causes dangerous herpes viral disease: NASA  title=
    Space travel causes dangerous herpes viral disease: NASA

    A latest study by NASA scientists confirms that space travel caused herpes viruses in more than half of crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS). The findings came as shocking news to scientists who are planning for future Mars mission and alike.

  • World Kidney Day 2019: Kidney problem may occur anytime, signs you shouldn't ignore  title=
    World Kidney Day 2019: Kidney problem may occur anytime, signs you shouldn't ignore

    Its March 14 today, the World Kidney Day! The day is internationally observed to create awareness about kidney problems, prevention and treatment. It is shocking that close to 2.4 million die of Kidney failure in a year. It is the 6th fastest growing cause of death and almost 850 million people worldwide are at risk of the disease. Kidney problem may occur anytime and most of us ignore the symptoms leading to lifetime risk. Take a look at the signs and symptoms of kidney disease you must know.

  • Sex-related diseases are on rise, reason revealed  title=
    Sex-related diseases are on rise, reason revealed

    While we're relaxed that the sexually transmitted diseases are reducing all around the world, there is news that sex-related infections are rebounding, especially in the developed countries. Sources associated with Bloomberg states that the US has the highest rate of sexually transmitted diseases and is costing the country about USD16 million for preventable healthcare services.

  • Vitamin D deficiency signs and symptoms; All you need to know  title=
    Vitamin D deficiency signs and symptoms; All you need to know

    When it comes to body development, Vitamin D plays a vital role. A recent study suggests that half of the world’s population suffers from Vitamin D insufficiency. In case of deficiency of this particular micronutrient, the body starts to give signals like weakness, pain in the bones, stress and sluggishness and so on.

  • World AIDS Day 2018: Here's why people avoid HIV tests  title=
    World AIDS Day 2018: Here's why people avoid HIV tests

    Like every year, World AIDS Day 2018 will be celebrated on December 1. This year, UNAIDS is focusing on HIV testing and its importance. In this article, we will give you major reasons people avoid HIV test.

  • Chocolate, wine, tea with zinc may work as anti-ageing: Study  title=
    Chocolate, wine, tea with zinc may work as anti-ageing: Study

    If you are looking for an anti-ageing solution then your search may end here. A new study claims that Zinc when taken together with a tea and chocolate, may protect from oxidative stress which leads to ageing and low lifetime.

  • China's swine fever outbreak threatens other Asian countries  title=
    China's swine fever outbreak threatens other Asian countries

    Rome, Aug 29 (IANS/AKI) The rapid onset of African Swine Fever in China - the country's first reported outbreak - and its detection in areas more than 1,000 km apart, could mean the deadly virus may spread to other Asian countries anytime, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned, urging regional cooperation to guard against the disease.

  • Air pollution may harm your kidney, be careful  title=
    Air pollution may harm your kidney, be careful

    It is known to all that air increases the risk of respiratory problems, organ inflammation, diabetes and other life-threatening conditions. And, now a new research suggests that air pollution can be threat to people suffering from chronic kidney disease, or CKD, in which kidneys become damaged or cannot filter blood properly.