Khandwa: The state medical education department has come up with a Medical Education Student Insurance Scheme. It will provide health and personal accident insurance to students of government medical colleges, dental colleges (government), nursing colleges (government) and government paramedical institutions.
State medical education minister Vishvas Sarang said here on Saturday that the medical, dental, nursing and paramedical students falling in age group of 18 to 35 years will get the benefit of health and personal accident insurance till the time they are pursuing their courses.
This scheme is first such insurance scheme of the country wherein a medical student will be insured throughout his/her studies by the state government. The concerned colleges where the students study will pay the yearly premium for insurance.
Students will get Rs 2 lakh as Mediclaim policy. Temporary disability cover is included in the scheme. More than 15,000 college students studying in the government colleges, autonomous government colleges under the state education department, will get the benefit.
Under the scheme, the medical students will be provided a cashless card by Mediclaim. Critical diseases are included in the insurance. If the students are suffering from any prior ailments, those too will be included in the insurance plan. OPD service, check up and admission in hospital are also included in insurance. Medical students were affected by Covid-19 too and there is always a high probability of their being affected by contagious diseases owing to the nature of their work.