Narayana Hrudayalaya proposes health cover at Rs20 per month

Dr Devi ShettyNarayana Hrudayalaya, led by Dr Devi Shetty, has proposed a unique health insurance cover to over 900 million mobile phone subscribers in the country at a paltry Rs20 per month.

The proposal has already been sent to the National Innovation Council (NIC) and Dr Devi Shetty, chairman of Narayana Hrudayalaya, is working on a module to take the insurance platform to the common man.

Dr Shetty told a press conference in Bangalore that he was working with the National Innovative Council (NIC) for a ready format, which could then be presented to the central government.

The scheme could be delivered through cloud ready ICT healthcare system of Narayana Hrudayalaya's care delivery network, he said.

''Over 900 million mobile users in the country are paying about Rs150 a month for mobile phone usage. The central government can make it mandatory for them to pay Rs20 and we can build the most robust insurance system in the world,'' Dr Shetty said.

The NIC, meanwhile, has prepared a concept note and is now working with the Planning Commission for the same.