Manipal Arogya card launched



The Manipal Arogya Card scheme of Manipal University is part of its social commitment to provide quality healthcare at affordable cost to a large section of the society. The card enables a member to avail large benefits by way of discounts for inpatient and outpatient treatment in various networked hospitals under Manipal Health Systems, by paying a small sum as membership fee. The card membership will be open from June 10 to July 25.

Dr Warrier said that free consultations with any specialist / super specialist doctor any number of times during the year is the most attractive outpatient benefits of the card.
Among the In-patient benefits, free bed charges in general ward with no nursing charges, no attendant charges, etc for any number of times during the year, are some of the attractions.

Dr Warrier also added that 20% discount on diagnostics and laboratory investigations give considerable relief to the patient.

There will a 10% rebate on medicines purchased from Hospital pharmacy with proper prescriptions.

Dr Warrier said that the Manipal Arogya Card is a unique scheme in which the discounts on treatment can be availed on pre-existing diseases as well. Manipal Arogya Card is priced at just Rs 200 for an individual card and Rs 450 for a family card.
Family includes the card holder, spouse and children below 21 years of age (any number of children). An add-on card is also available for the parents of primary card holders under the family card scheme for Rs 100 per parent.

Various hospitals

The benefits of Manipal Arogya Card can be availed at various hospitals under Manipal Health Systems which include Kasturba Hospital, Manipal; Shirdi Sai Baba Cancer Hospital, Manipal; Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal. In Mangalore, KMC Hospital, Attavar; KMC Hospital, Ambedkar Circle and Manipal College of Dental Science, Hampankatta; and in Udupi, Dr T M A Pai Hospital and Dr T M A Pai Rotary Hospital, Karkala. The Manipal Uma Hospital at Kasargod will offer special rates and discounts for the card holders.

Applications

Applications for the scheme is available at all networked hospitals under Manipal Health Systems and Syndicate Bank branches in Udupi, Mangalore, Shimoga, Uttara Kannada, Davangere, Chitradurga, Chikmagalur, Kodagu and in North Kerala - Kannur and Kasargod districts in Kerala.

A help desk has been set-up at each participating hospital to provide more information about the Manipal ArogyaCard Scheme.

A 24-hour helpline (0820) 2571967 or 97315 61654 or 94482 54700 has also been set-up to provide more information about the Scheme.

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