16 September 2011
New Delhi, India
HIV positive patients should not be denied insurance cover for other diseases, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) chief J Hari Narayan said on Thursday. “Insurance cover will not be given for HIV but for other ailments, which are not directly related to that disease,” Narayan said. He urged insurance companies to reconsider the reasons for excluding HIV+ from getting cover.
Delegates from various countries at the WHO-SEAR meeting at Jaipur
“There are no issues considering health insurance portability with the insurance companies and we have got assurances from all of them. It will come into effect from October 1,” Narayan said.