ManipalCigna Health Insurance spearheads health camps to drive insurance awareness in Karnataka under IRDAI’s State Insurance Plan
Mangalore- September 16, 2023: ManipalCigna Health Insurance, one of the fast-growing standalone health insurance company, is furthering its mission of promoting health insurance awareness by organizing health camps in Karnataka. As the lead health insurer under the State Insurance Awareness Plan in Karnataka by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI), the Company today successfully concluded a health insurance awareness drive and a free health check-up camp.
The event was organized in association with K.M.C Hospital Mangalore and Sudhindra Diagnostic Centre at Carstreet, Mangalore, and was graced by the presence of esteemed Chief Guest, Roopesh Shetty, a prominent actor from Karnataka and winner of Big Boss Kannada OTT Season 9.
Commenting on this initiative, Sapna Desai, Chief Marketing Officer and India Project Lead – State Insurance Plan for ManipalCigna Health Insurance, said, ” As health insurance expert, our mission at ManipalCigna is to provide easy and lifetime access to quality healthcare to all. We believe that awareness and preventive care are essential steps towards achieving this goal. Through this collaboration with Manipal Hospital and with ManipalCigna family member and actor Roopesh Shetty, we are delighted to have taken a significant step in promoting health insurance awareness and drive greater penetration throughout Karnataka. Under the guidance of IRDAI’s State Insurance Plan ManipalCigna’s ‘Health Insurance Avashyaka’ drive is aimed to empower the people of Karnataka with knowledge about the importance of health insurance and offered them an opportunity to access free health check-up services. This initiative aligns with Manipal Cigna’s commitment to promoting a healthier and more financially secure future for the residents of Karnataka.”
Roopesh Shetty, the renowned Actor and Chief Guest of the event, emphasized the importance of health insurance for individuals and families, saying, “I have been part of ManipalCigna family as a customer since the last four years. So, I am happy to join in their ‘Health Insurance Avashyaka’ initiative and spread awareness about the importance of health insurance among the people of Karnataka. Health is wealth, and having the right health insurance can provide the necessary financial security, especially in today’s world where unexpected medical expenses are on the rise. Thus, I encourage people of Karnataka to buy insurance policy, as it not only safeguards your health but also offers peace of mind at times of financial crisis due to medical uncertainties.”
Dr. John Ramapuram, the Medical Superintendent of K.M.C. Hospital said, “KMC Hospital is committed to proactive community engagement, and partnering with ManipalCigna Health Insurance for this health camp allowed us to highlight the importance of prioritizing preventive health check-ups over seeking treatment when already unwell. Dr. Ramapuram further noted that back pain is a prevalent issue among both young adults and middle-aged individuals. Additionally, he highlighted the introduction of a geriatric specialty to cater to the health needs of senior citizens. He encouraged residents of Karnataka to take advantage of these healthcare services offered during the health check-up camp.”
The health camp organized in Carstreet, Mangalore today offered free blood pressure and diabetes health checks and free consultation services with Dr. Sheetal Raj M (Sr. Citizen Specialist Physician and Palliative Care Specialist (Consultant Geriatrician & Palliative Care Specialist) and Dr. Vaishak B. Bhat (Spine Specialist) at K.M.C. Hospital, Attavar, Mangalore. During the health check-up camp, individuals had the opportunity to consult with healthcare professionals, undergo various medical tests, and receive guidance on choosing the right health insurance plan to suit their needs.
In the upcoming months, Manipal Cigna Health Insurance in partnership with Manipal Hospitals plans to conduct similar health camps and other on-ground awareness activities across the state of Karnataka to promote preventive health measures, raise awareness about health insurance and make quality healthcare more accessible to the people of Karnataka.