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Dengue Fever: Warning Signs And Reasons to Buy A Dengue Insurance Policy

  • Highlights

  • Dengue is on the rise and is an endemic in India

  • Regular health insurance plans may not include dengue

  • A dengue care plan covers in-patient/out-patient costs

  • It also provides coverage for hospitalisation costs

What is dengue?

Dengue fever is a tropical viral disease spread by an infected mosquito. The disease is flu-like and affects people of all ages.

Data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare indicates that the severity of dengue has increased in the last two decades. Hence, it’s best to prepare yourself financially by purchasing a dengue insurance policy. This is important as your general health insurance policy may not have a dengue care plan.

The 7 warning signs of dengue fever include:

  • High fever of up to 104°F

  • Severe headaches

  • Vomiting

  • Nausea

  • Rashes

  • Muscle and joint aches

  • Pain behind the eyes.


Take a look at a few more reasons why you should buy a dengue insurance policy.

1. Dengue is on the Rise Globally

Research done by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Washington indicates that by 2080, nearly 60% of the world’s population will be at the risk of contracting the dengue virus, primarily due to global warming. This also means that dengue and malaria are no longer limited to the monsoon season. You could contract the disease from a dengue virus carrying mosquito at any time of the year. In such a scenario, having a 365-day dengue insurance policy is the need of the hour.

2. Dengue Cover goes beyond a regular health insurance plan

A normal health insurance plan may not cover out-patient treatment costs. Therefore, it makes sense to buy a dengue cover as you get coverage for both in-patient and out-patient treatment expenses.

3. Dengue cover helps you pay for a wide range of expenses

Research done by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Washington indicates that by 2080, nearly 60% of the world’s population will be at the risk of contracting the dengue virus, primarily due to global warming. This also means that dengue and malaria are no longer limited to the monsoon season. You could contract the disease from a dengue virus carrying mosquito at any time of the year. In such a scenario, having a 365-day dengue insurance policy is the need of the hour.

Additional Read: Dengue Fever: Know about Symptoms, Causes, Treatments & Prevention

4. Medicine bills before, during and after hospitalisation

When patients are diagnosed with dengue, doctors usually prescribe analgesics in order to relieve pain. With a dengue insurance plan, you can pay for medicines bought before, during, and after hospitalisation with ease. Similarly, you can get financial assistance to take care of other medical expenses incurred 15 days before and after hospitalisation.

5. Hospital room rent expenses

Severe cases of dengue may require hospitalization and blood transfusions because of the low platelet count. Hence, your dengue insurance plan should provide some coverage to tackle hospital room rent charges. For example, coverage for room rent amounting to Rs. 1,000 per day for a regular hospital room, and up to Rs. 2,000 per day in case you are shifted to the ICU.

The Dengue Cover offered by Bajaj Finserv provides all the above features and benefits. What’s more, the Dengue Cover provides coverage up to Rs. 50,000 at just Rs. 299. You can apply for the Dengue Cover easily by filling up an online application form and making the premium payment via your preferred mode of payment. The claim process is also simple and hassle-free.

Pocket Insurance & Subscriptions like the Dengue Cover are helpful as they cater to the specific, everyday needs of people and provide maximum coverage at an affordable cost. Hence, you can be financially prepared to tackle unexpected health risks and avail the right treatment at the right time before your condition worsens.

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