According to the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme or NVBDCP, during 2009-2017, 683,545 dengue cases and 2576 cases of death were registered. Moreover, it has increased by an average of over 100,000 cases every year between 2013 and 2017.
What is Dengue?
Dengue is a viral disease that is carried by mosquitoes. Numbers of news related to dengue got circulated via print and digital media.
Therefore, you need to know about the signs and symptoms of dengue to protect yourself from this fatal disease.
Signs and symptoms of Dengue Fever
Dengue can be mild as well as severe. Depending on the symptoms, you can differentiate between them and look for diagnosis. Note that severe dengue can be fatal.
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Mild Dengue symptoms
Dengue fever symptoms are the most common of all and that can be misled with any other diseases that cause fever, pain, rash, etc.
- Fever that can reach up to 102-104 degrees Fahrenheit at times.
- Rashes on the skin.
- Muscle pain or bone pain or joint pain.
Severe dengue symptoms
Severe dengue symptoms start within 24-48 hours after the fever goes down. An immediate medical assistance is required on noticing any of the following symptoms.
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- Frequent vomiting.
- Vomiting blood.
- Stomach ache.
- Blood in stool.
- Bleeding from the nose or sometimes bleeding from gum.
After noticing any of the above signs you first need to do a blood test. And if the result comes out as positive, you should seek a doctor to get prompt medical attention.
Dengue not only comes with physical sufferings but also demands substantial healthcare treatments along with financial requirements.
You can purchase a dengue cover to protect yourself from all the monetary liabilities while diagnosing yourself.
Although effective dengue prevention can bring down the chances of getting affected but it is preferable to be secured financially.
What is a dengue insurance cover?
You can consider the Dengue Insurance Cover insurance plan offered by Bajaj Finserv under its Pocket Insurance & Subscriptions to protect you from all financial losses due to vector-borne diseases like malaria and dengue. You should not delay in the treatment of dengue as that can be life-threatening.
Benefits of dengue cover –
1. High coverage
This insurance policy can cover you up to Rs.50,000 at an attractive yearly premium.
2. Multiple payment avenues
Also, you can pay via multiple payment options like the following –
- Debit card.
- Credit card.
- Phone wallet.
- Net banking.
- Phone banking.
3. Complete coverage
A dengue insurance policy can provide the necessary financial coverage of medical expenses substantially. Expenses covered include under such an insurance policy include –
Medical charges before admitting to any hospitals after experiencing signs and symptoms of dengue are also covered under this plan.
Hospitalisation expenses due to the above-specified diseases are protected up to Rs.50,000. It also includes daily normal hospital room charges up to Rs.1,000 and ICU charges up to Rs.2,000. Moreover, you can avail a hospital cash cover insurance plan for additional financial coverage of hospital expenses incurred.
Also, the medical expenses that happened during 15 days before and after the hospitalisations also come under the coverage of this policy.
Doctor consultation fees are a recurrent expense. But an insurance plan can cover doctor fees before, after, and during hospitalisation. You can cover yourself during monsoon time with a monsoon cover insurance plan for additional financial protection.
This insurance policy covers all medication costs starting from pre-hospitalisation, during the stay in the medical institution, and post-hospitalisation subject to certain terms of coverage.
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To sum it up, it can be dangerous if you avoid any signs and symptoms of dengue even in early stages. Moreover, with proper diagnosis, medication, and rest you will be cured within days.