New Delhi: Feb 02, 2011
India could soon see a national medical insurance policy for people living with HIV (PLHIV). In a meeting with insurance companies and the Insurance Regulatory Development Agency on February 3, the National Aids Control Organization (Naco) will press them to make insurance “inclusive and universal for PLHIV”. Currently, HIV is excluded from all insurance policies available in the country “violating the national mandate of providing stigma-free care and support services”. Union health ministry officials said that HIV/AIDS which was earlier regarded as a “incurable disease” has now become a “manageable health problem” and, therefore, should be included in medical insurance policies.
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