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Irdai asks insurers to recognise make-shift hospitals for Covid claims

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The make-shift or temporary hospitals permitted by the central and state governments shall be regarded as hospitals or network providers and insurers shall settle the claims

BS Reporter Mumbai
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) has asked insurers to recognise make-shift or temporary hospitals permitted by the government for settlement of health insurance claims.

Given that Covid-19 cases are rising, and to ensure that the cost of treatment is covered, the make-shift or temporary hospitals permitted by the central and state governments shall be regarded as hospitals or network providers and insurers shall settle the claims, the regulator said.  

Hence, if a policyholder tests positive for the virus and is admitted to a make-shift hospital on the advice of government authorities and medical practitioners, his/her claims will be

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First Published: Jul 16 2020 | 6:45 PM IST

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