Mumbai Press Club-Seven Hills Journalist Health Scheme will kick off from 1 February, 2015.
In our high-speed, high pressure jobs in Mumbai we often forget to look after our own health and wellness, and worse, of our family. When sickness strikes, we realize tragically that it could have been prevented if we had intervened in time. As public consciousness about family healthcare and insuring for the future is on the increase, the Press Club has launched its own initiative to provide health facilities for its members.
In what is a first for journalist professionals, the Mumbai Press Club and the Seven Hills Hospital, Andheri, have tied up to offer members and their families regular, free health check-ups and highly discounted OPD and hospitalization facilities. The Press Club-Seven Hills Journalist Health Scheme will kick off from 1 February, 2015.
To be eligible for the scheme, all you have to do is to fill a form providing details about yourself and your family, deposit Rs 100, and claim your special ID card which on presentation will enable you to access a whole spectrum of services at the modern, multi-speciality Seven Hill Hospital at Chakala, Andheri (East).
It has announced jointly by Dr Jitendra Maganti, Chairman of the Seven Hills Hospital and Mumbai Press Club President Mr. Prakash Akolkar at Mumbai Press Club on Wednesday January 21, 2015
On the occasion, there was a panel discussion at the Club on the important issue of: "Public-Private Partnership to create a Healthy Mumbai." The discussion was focused on the pressing issues of reaching quality healthcare to millions of the city's inhabitants; and on the wide chasm between public and private health care in Mumbai. The high-power panel for the subject included: Dr Suhas Pingle, Secretary of the General Practitioner’s Association of Greater Mumbai, Dr Ashish Tiwari, CEO of Zynovo Heart Institute & Research Centre, Ghatkopar, Dr Suhasini Nagda, Director of BMC Hospitals, and Dr J Maganti, chairman of Seven Hills Hospital.
SOME SALIENT FEATURES OF THE HEALTH SCHEME:
1. For the Press Club members: Free consultation twice a year and free health check up once every year.
2. For all listed dependents (parents, spouse and dependent children): Free consultation twice a year and
50 percent discount on health check up once every year for each person.
3. 10 percent discount on OP medicines on all purchases by member for self or dependents.
4. In-patient services:
a. Priority service for all members and dependents with regards to admission and bed
b. Deposit amounts to be waived upon displaying the press club card.
c. If an in-patient, 50percent waiver for room fees for single economy room/economy wards
for members and dependents.
d. Ten percent waiver on drugs bought for the in-patient from the hospital pharmacy. ‘
e. Fifteen percent waiver on all diagnostics test costs for both in-patients and out- patients.
f. In the case of surgeries, 20 percent waiver on cost of the specific surgical procedures.
g. In the case of transplants/cardiac interventions, waiver of surgical costs by 25 percent
(From C to G will be applicable to members and listed dependents).
Mumbai Press Club
January 22, 2015
Article posted on 22/01/2015
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