Will your health insurance policy cover Omicron treatment? Read here

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As Covid cases increase rapidly and Omicron’s tally in the country reaches 1,700, insurance regulator IRDA today announced that insurance policies that cover the costs of COVID treatment will also cover the expenses of treatment of Omicron disease.

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) said in a statement: Under the terms and conditions of the policy contract. “

IRDA also called on insurance companies to put in place an effective coordination mechanism with all their network providers and hospitals to provide all policyholders with transparent cashless facilities in the event of hospitalization and to provide prompt services. to all policyholders.

Last year, the IRDA noted that all health insurance products that cover the cost of treating a hospitalization will cover the cost of hospitalization due to COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Omicron’s Indian tally reached 1,700 today, with the new variant having been detected so far in 23 states and union territories. Of the 1,700 cases, 639 people have already recovered or migrated, according to data from the Union Health Ministry. Maharashtra recorded the maximum number of 510 cases, followed by Delhi (351), Kerala (156), Gujarat (136), Tamil Nadu (121) and Rajasthan (120).

The highly contagious Omicron COVID-19 variant was first detected in South Africa last year.

India’s COVID tally rose to 3.49 22,882 with 33,750 new cases, according to data updated at 8 a.m.

The death toll rose to 4,813,893 with an additional 123 deaths, the data showed. Active cases rose to 1,45,582, or 0.42% of total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.20%, the health ministry said.

(With contributions from agencies)

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