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Customised health cover launched
A new health insurance package, focused on people who prefer a customised solution, was launched recently. The United Health Solution, a joint venture of United Bank of India with Tata AIG Life, is said to be tailored for Indian customers.

Health expenses are a major cause of concern amongst individuals, especially when budget increases for the treatment of diseases like cancer, stroke and coronary bypass surgery, since these treatments come at a high cost. United Health Solution offers reimbursement services. If the sum is not used, customers do not have to pay the premium and they can get back the entire amount they have invested on this solution package.

“We have witnessed a significant growth over the years and United Bank of India (UBI), holds a larger share of the company. We are ready to partner with other commercial banks in the near future,” said Mr Trevor Bull, the company's managing director.

According to Mr. P.K. Gupta, chairman and managing director of UBI, “Our marketing team is already strong enough and our prime motive is to honestly explain the features of this solution and if customers think it to be a positive investment then they would definitely purchase our product.”

Trauma care centre at RML hospital
Speaking at the inaugural function of the Trauma Care Centre Building at the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in the capital recently, the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss said that even though trauma victims were being treated in this hospital earlier also, the quality of care will now make giant strides because of provision of all the modern facilities and availability of doctors belonging to different specialties round-the-clock.

This Trauma Care Centre is only the third of its kind in Delhi. In terms of equipment, it will have the latest state-of-the-art gadgets for providing world-class services. One of the exceptional components of this Trauma Care Centre is the ICU with most advanced monitoring equipment, which will be available for the care of the critically injured patient.

There has been a long felt need of comprehensive Trauma Centres in Delhi to take care of emergencies arising out of modern day road accidents, the number of which is ever increasing because of the busy and fast paced life of Delhi compounded by the increasing number of vehicles.

Manipal Hospital receives NABH in over 50 specialities
Bangaloreans have yet another reassurance for having access to quality healthcare at their preferred Manipal Hospital. The hospital has been accredited by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals (NABH) for the delivery of high quality patient care in more than 50 specialities.

In a NABH accredited hospital, there is strong focus on patient rights and benefits, patient safety, control and prevention of infections in hospitals and practising good patient care protocols like special care for vulnerable groups, critically-ill patients and better and controlled clinical outcome. “Manipal Hospital with its sound, system-based operations and structured process improvement programme, met all the criteria set by NABH,” added Basil. The assessment of a hospital is done against 500 criteria set by it. The NABH standards relate to the local culture and systems, yet at the same time, are benchmarked with the best international standards.

“The whole acc


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