St. Judes, Star Health team up for health and accident cover for cancer survivor kids

Children supported by St Jude India Child Care Centres (St. Judes) during their cancer treatment and who are now cancer free for 5 years, will be provided health and accident coverage by Chennai-based Star Health and Allied Insurance Company Limited.

The initiative, launched on November 4th 2021 covers 596 children in its first year [270 children under Health and 326 children under Accident.

Each year at least 500 children are currently expected to be added to this group as part of a new St. Judes programme called St. Judes for Life (Founded in Memory of Mrs Rani Vicaji).Dr Prakash, Managing Director, Star Health and Allied Insurance who has been involved in designing innovative new covers in India said “We at Star, designed this cover to enable children who were diagnosed, treated and are cancer free for 5 years fulfil their aspirations without worrying about the cost of meeting medical emergencies..

Cancer survivors who are otherwise healthy are generally not given cover by Health Insurance and in case of a medical emergency or accident it becomes very difficult for them to handle the expenses of hospitalisation.The Rotary club of Temple City Chennai coordinated with Star Health insurance to implement this special coverage.

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