GKEL’s insurance policy brings smile on PAFs’ faces

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India CSR News Network

Bhubaneswar:  The ambitious health insurance policy distributed to the local community by GMR Kamalanga Energy Limited (GKEL) has brought smiles on many faces.  The insurance policy doled out in Mangalalpur and Kamalanga Panchayat of Dhenkanal district with an aim to provide better health facilities to the project-affected families (PAFs).

GKEL distributed health insurance policy to 2347 families under Gramin Suswasthya Micro Insurance of National Insurance Company. By doing so, GMR Group became the first corporate house in Odisha to offer health insurance policies to land losers and ensure their health security as part of its CSR activities. The policy covers up to Rs 30, 000 per family for indoor cases and Rs 500 for outdoor cases and Rs 1-lakh in casethe head of the family dies in accident.

Arun Naik of Durgapur village hospitalised in Jagannath Clinic and Nursing Home and recovered from the disease. There was no much financial burden on his way as he received Rs 17,364 from the insurance company against the treatment.

Like, Arun, Panchu Naik of Maniabeda village received Rs 10,831 from the insurance company against his treatment. “The insurance policy helps us a lot and we are getting treatment from good hospitals,” said Arun Naik. The 36-year-old Arun Behera of Manpur village passed away in road accident. His wife received Rs 1-lakh from the insurance company.

GMR Varalakshmi Foundation, the CSR arm of GMR Group, coordinates with the project-affected families and helping the policy holders to submit the claims and ensure that the policy holders receive the reimbursement, at the earliest.

GKEL roped in Surendra Hospital to provide better medical treatment to community at its township. The project affected families are getting indoor and outdoor treatment in the hospital under the insurance policy. “We want the community to prosper and live harmoniously with us,” said Ramesh R Pai, Chief Operating Officer, GKEL.

More than 400 families have been benefitted through the insurance policy in the year 2016-17. The policy has both cashless as well as reimbursement facility.