Bringing young and healthy people in to the gamut of health insurance is need of the hour, opine experts from SAARC countries

Bringing young and healthy people in to the gamut of health insurance is need of the hour, opine experts from SAARC countries

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 Feb 2018

Kolkata, Feb 13 (IBNS): Affordability of health insurance is the need of the hour; this was stated by K. Sanath Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director, National Insurance Company Ltd at an ASSOCHAM organized day-long conference on “National Insurance ASSOCAHM Summit-Connecting Wellness to Insurance” here on Tuesday.

Bringing young and healthy people in to the gamut of the health policy should be the goal and it must be affordable and attractive enough to include more people into it, he added.

Kumar stated that our main objective is to achieve the highest possible level of good health and well-being, through a preventive and promotive health care orientation in all developmental policies.

"We are working towards achieving universal access to good quality health care services without anyone having to face financial hardship as a consequence," he revealed.

A panel discussion was also held on this occasion  in which speakers suggested that punitive tax must be levied against those who do not take health insurance in the country. They also suggested that measures must be taken to make health insurance more attractive and accessible to encourage medical pluralism in the country.

Chiranjibi Chapagain, Chairman, Bima Samity, Nepal, Borhan Uddin Ahmed, Member, Insurance Developlent and Regulatory Authority, Bangladesh,  K.B.Vijay Srinivas, Chairman, ASSOCHAM Insurance Council-East, Perminder Jeet Kaur, Director, ASSOCHAM were also present among other dignitaries on the occasion.

Bringing young and healthy people in to the gamut of health insurance is need of the hour, opine experts from SAARC countries

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