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Covid kinds 40% of whole medical insurance claims, Health News, ET HealthWorld

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BENGALURU: As of September, Covid now kinds 40% of whole well being claims for the final insurance business. It has been steadily growing from 8% in May to 23% in July to 34% in August — as circumstances rise and reliance on non-public healthcare will increase.

“This is scary — Covid claims now nearly form half of total health industry claims. And one must remember that non-Covid claims have also been increasing. In March and April when the lockdown was severely enforced, we saw people postponing planned surgeries like a cataract operation or knee-cap surgery. But in September, non-Covid claims had risen because of the pile-up; caused by people postponing necessary treatment in the first half of the lockdown,” says Amit Chhabra, enterprise head – well being, Policybazaar.com.

Analysts additionally fear rising Covid claims might put extra stress on the books of insurers, significantly the three PSUs.

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