Kalam to launch 'Arogya Chetana'

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Bangalore, Jan 18: Former President A P J Abdul Kalam will launch 'Arogya Chetana' a project of Adamya Chetana, a voluntary organisation working in the field of social development, to cater to the health needs of the children.

The first of its kind in the country 'Arogya Chetana' was launched in partnership with the New India Assurance Company Ltd., would cover hospitalisation of the children, according to a release here today. This special insurance policy was a component of Adamya Chetana's holistic approach to the development of children through 'Anna', 'Akshara', 'Arogya'.

The policy covers hospitalisation costs upto Rs 10,000 per child per year. The transaction is cashless. A fund of Rs 10 lakhs would be set aside by New India Assurance Company Ltd for the purpose of covering expenses of major illnesses or surgeries. the cost of the policy was Rs 35 per child per year.

Adamya Chetana was facilitating insurance cover for 10,000 underprivileged children at the launch through this special policy.

Contributions to the premium are made by donors, school managements and parents.

A team of doctors would conduct check-ups for the children at the school and simple ailments would be treated on the spot and major would be referred to the partner hospitals or doctors.


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