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Prevention is better than Covid-19 cure

Prevention is better than Care, especially when it is Covid-19 that has to be prevented. listed below are some of the precautionary measures that can be taken by you.

  • 30 Dec 2022
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The immune-evading BF.7 variant of Covid-19 is wreaking havoc in China. According to various media reports, the disease is currently affecting millions daily. Given the severity of new strains and potential mutations, the Indian government has increased surveillance of people flying from China and its neighbouring countries. If the necessary measures are not put in at the right time, India may face the same fate as China. Furthermore, when Covid strikes, the healthcare infrastructure is overburdened, increasing the cost of disease treatment. Thus, in the interest of health & financial security, it is advisable to not just get a health insurance but also practice preventive measures against the spread of the virus.

Let's go over some precautionary measures that you may follow to avoid infection from this lethal virus.

Use masks & follow hygiene habits

When going out in public, make sure to wear a mask. For added protection, use a K95 or N95 mask. If at all possible, avoid going out in public places or crowded areas. However, because there is no lockdown and offices are open, the only way to prevent the virus is to

  • Practise social distancing
  • Isolate in case of symptoms (fever, cold, cough, or breathlessness)
  • Sanitise regularly

Get vaccinated

The government's previous massive vaccination campaign aided India in reducing the virus's threat. However, if you have not yet been immunised with any of the authorised vaccines, you should do so right away. Those who have been vaccinated must make an appointment to receive a booster dose or a nasal spray that has recently been introduced to boost immunity against the virus.

Get Health insurance

Insurance does not prevent the virus from infecting you, but it does come into play if you are infected. The cost of treating covid cases can be high because, once severe, it can affect other parts of the body. To deal with covid, the IRDAI implemented the Corona Kavach policy.

Corona kavach is an indemnity plan that covers the cost of covid treatment if you are hospitalised for more than 24 hours after being diagnosed with this ailment. The sum insured under this policy ranges from Rs 50,000 to Rs 5,00,000. The policy includes pre and post-hospitalisation expenses, comorbid conditions, ICU charges, and domiciliary treatment.

Final Words

Covid prevention is always preferable to cure. A reliable medicine to treat this virus has yet to be developed. Remember - the preparation to protect yourself against this virus begins with the purchase of health insurance, which is followed by precautions such as wearing masks, getting vaccinated, and practising social distancing.

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