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Bajaj Allianz to cover hospital staff managing swine flu patients in Pune

This is a small gesture from our side especially for the people who worked day and night to ensure that the city is free of the dreaded epidemic

September 08, 2009 12:09 IST | India Infoline News Service

Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance, one of India’s largest private life insurers has offered life insurance cover for 1 year to all the doctors and hospital staff engaged in treating swine flu patients. The three hospitals in Pune are Dr.Naidu Infectious Diseases Hospital, H1NI ward of Sasson Hospital and National Institute of Virology (NIV). In all 905 staff which includes Doctors, nurses, attendants/ward boys including support/office staff. The total insurance cover is Rs.18.37 crore.

The policy bonds were handed over by Kamesh Goyal, Country Manager, Allianz & CEO, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance to Dr.Arun Jamkar, Dean of Sasson Hospital, Dr. A. C. Mishra, Director, NIV, Dr. Sudhir Patsute, Acting Head, Dr.Naidu Infectious Diseases Hospital, who accepted on behalf of their members.

Speaking on the occasion, Kamesh Goyal, said, “This is a small gesture from our side especially for the people who worked day and night to ensure that the city is free of the dreaded epidemic. We thought that the best we can do in such a situation, is to provide a life insurance cover to these good Samaritans.”

Dr. Arun Jamkhar, Dean of Sasson Hospital, said,” The free Bajaj Allianz life insurance cover to our Doctors and staff of H1N1 ward would definitely motivate all of us to work more diligently and ensure that the city is fully free of this Virus.”
Dr. A. C. Mishra. Director of NIV said, “I am sure that our scientists and staff can perform their duties without worrying as they have the life insurance protection from Bajaj Allianz.”

Dr. Sudhir Patsute, Acting Head, Dr. Naidu Infectious Diseases Hospital, said, ”This is very thoughtful of a company to have thought about this unique initiative of providing life insurance cover to all of us. This will surely help us in discharging our duties more effectively.”


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