Medical Insurance
News  /  Published 07.05.22

Citing costs, hospitals raise rates

Several private hospitals in Kolkata have raised their OPD charges and other rates and many have written to insurance companies to revise their rates because of rising costs. The hospitals said they ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

News  /  Published 14.04.22

West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission issues refund order to AMRI units

Police arrested Dinabandhu Halder from Kultali in South 24-Parganas late on Tuesday and seized four country-made single-shot pipeguns from him. Halder was picked up during a raid to flush out illegal...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

India  /  Published 18.11.21

Rights boost for Covid doctors’ cover

The Bihar Human Rights Commission has declared that the families of the doctors working in private hospitals, who died while rendering Covid-19 related services, are also eligible for Rs 50 lakh compe...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Calcutta  /  Published 23.06.21

Covid patients run into insurance hurdle

○ I am a Covid warrior doctor trying to serve the nation relentlessly and it’s really disappointing that in that process, if I get infected and admitted (to hospital) then also I have to pay s...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.04.21

Tepid Covid insurance renewals

A medical insurance policy for Covid-19 had many takers when it was launched in July last year but very few have renewed it till date, said officials of insurance companies. They said one of the main...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 10.12.20

Medical insurance no bar to discount

A Covid-19 patient with medical insurance will be eligible for discounts on medicines and consumables if the treatment cost turns out to be more than what the insurance firm has paid, the state clinic...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 03.12.20

Covid patients face CT scan overuse

Many doctors and private hospitals are doing more CT scans on Covid patients than necessary, insurance companies and agencies that process hospital bills for insurance companies have said. The agenci...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.09.20

Covid patient count at satellite units fall

Many private hospitals in Calcutta said on Monday the number of Covid-19 patients in their satellite units was going down because of several reasons, including reluctance of some insurance companies t...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.08.20

Insurance bias: Get treated at home

Many Covid-19 patients with mild symptoms and admitted to private hospitals or satellite facilities are having their cashless insurance claims rejected because the insurance companies think they could...
By Sanjay Mandal

West Bengal  /  Published 14.08.20

Covid: insured yet uncovered

Most of those buying the Corona Kavach policy have, however, had another health insurance policy for years. “Instead of selling a new policy, the insurance companies should think of the thousan...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


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