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5 Tips To Stay Healthy And Safe This Monsoon Season

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  • Avoid flooded streets to avoid disease-causing germs

  • Use repellents to prevent vector-borne diseases

  • Practice good personal hygiene to stay healthy

  • Buy a Monsoon Insurance offering adequate coverage

In 2018, about 89,974 cases of dengue were reported in India. This vector-borne disease is rampant around the monsoon season as mosquitoes breed at an increased rate in stagnant water. Therefore, it is important to adopt some measures to stay protected.

Arm yourself with a few safety tips and precautions to be taken during this season.

1. Avoid flooded streets after a downpour

In order to stay safe and healthy during the monsoon season in India, it is best to avoid streets that are flooded or have overflowing storm drains. This brings to the surface infectious bacteria such as leptospirosis, which can cause severe illnesses. Furthermore, if the street is flooded, you expose yourself to open drains and debris that can cause injuries. Therefore, it is best to avoid such streets during and after a downpour.

2. Refrain from eating at outdoor eateries

Street food or food at outdoor eateries must be avoided during the monsoon because it may be stored in unhygienic, damp conditions that promote bacterial growth. Furthermore, outdoor eateries generally do not have weather shields and this increases the risk of contamination.

3. Use insect repellents

The climate in India during the monsoon is favoured by mosquitoes that are carriers of malaria and dengue. Therefore, you should do everything you can, to protect yourself against these insects. Insect repellents are an efficient solution as they protect you while you are asleep or when you’re out and about. Furthermore, you can also use window nets in your home to keep insects from entering.

4. Dry off immediately if you get caught in the rain

Coming in contact with stagnant rain water exposes you to a range of illnesses. Additionally, wet feet and nails are ideal breeding grounds for fungal and bacterial infections as well as other complications. To stay safe, ensure that you dry yourself immediately if you are caught in a downpour or step into a puddle.

5. Practise good personal hygiene

Monsoon season safety tips include practicing good personal hygiene, as this lowers the risk of contracting an infection. Washing your hands repeatedly is important, as your hands may carry and transmit disease-causing bacteria. Also trim your nails and shampoo your hair frequently, as both these areas can harbour harmful microorganisms.

Follow these tips to avoid getting sick during the rainy season and keep yourself and your family protected. However, keep in mind that you may still be vulnerable to some of these risks during this damp and wet season. Therefore, it’s best to have a contingency plan in the form of a good monsoon insurance.

The Monsoon Insurance offered by Bajaj Finserv is a special plan that caters to this precise need. It provides coverage for your treatment expenses in case you get injured in an accident or fall sick due to vector-borne diseases. Pocket Insurance & Subscriptions are cost-effective and go beyond your existing health insurance plan by offering specific coverage.

Additional Read: Monsoon Diseases Insurance Can Help You Manage Medical Expenses

For instance, Monsoon Insurance offers coverage up to Rs. 50,000 at a premium of just Rs. 649 and covers hospitalisation charges, diagnostic tests, doctors’ fees, treatment costs and medicine costs, including room rent up to Rs. 1,000 and ICU room rent up to Rs. 2,000 per day. Most importantly, it covers out-patient treatment costs, which is what most dengue patients require. You can enjoy this comprehensive protection easily by simply filling an online form and making a payment via multiple options available.

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