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Health insurance claim new rules: Irdai issues circular for insurers to decide on cashless authorisation in 1 hour

IRDAI issued a new master circular on health insurance, aiming for 100% cashless claim settlement within a specific timeframe

3 min read02:06 PM IST

Top Insurer to Leave Colombia’s Public System Amid Petro Squeeze

One of Colombia’s biggest health insurers will gradually cease operations in the country’s public system to avoid further deterioration in its finances.

1 min read28 May 2024
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7 Benefits of Rose Water You Need To Know

Rose petals are distilled into water to create the fragrant rose water. It helps moisturise and nourish the skin and hair because it is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

1 min read28 May 2024

GenAI can revolutionize healthcare: Siemens Healthineers’ Dileep Mangsuli

The pandemic was a reminder that healthcare remains a challenge, according to Siemens Healthineers’ Dileep Mangsuli

1 min read24 May 2024

Apollo to Aster, Manipal to Max, hospital chains ready for a big-bang expansion

Large hospital chains are looking to add about 17,800 beds combined in the next few years at a cumulative investment of more than ₹14,600 crore, their first meaningful expansion since the pandemic. The reasons: Wider insurance coverage, rising lifestyle diseases, increasing population.

4 min read24 May 2024

Stock Check: Down over 40% from the IPO price, should you buy Star Health now? Here’s what experts say

Star Health and Allied Insurance shares have been underperforming since their December 2021 debut, trading now at ₹539.30 apiece, over 40% lower than the IPO price.

6 min read23 May 2024

India sees 324 cases of KP.1, KP.2 variant driving Covid-19 in Singapore, Maharashtra tops with 148

India has so far recorded 324 cases of COVID-19, which includes 290 cases of KP.2 and 34 cases of KP.1— sub-variants of JN1 (an offshoot of the Omicron variant) that are responsible for the surge in cases in Singapore

2 min read21 May 2024

Microplastics found in human testicles potentially linked to declining sperm counts, says report

A study by the University of New Mexico found microplastics in human and dog testes, indicating a “possible link” between microplastics and reduced sperm counts. The researchers, however, added that further research was needed to confirm this link.

2 min read21 May 2024

SII sends first batch of malaria vaccine to Africa

The burden of malaria is the heaviest in Africa, according to general medical journal Lancet. In 2022, 94% of the 249 million global malaria cases and 95% of 608,000 malaria-related deaths occurred in Africa, and more than three-quarters of the deaths occurred in children younger than 5 years.

2 min read20 May 2024

Fake documents for hospital accreditation, NABH warns of stern action

Taking note of complaints of shoddy service and unethical practices at certain hospitals, NABH has issued a warning to healthcare organizations that it will withhold or withdraw accreditation and certification if they are found to have submitted falsified documents during the application process

2 min read20 May 2024
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