Insurance cover for alternative medicines too

Ever increasing healthcare expenses at hospitals practising modern medicine force people to seek traditional alternative medicines, which are comparatively less expensive an without any side effect . Now the government and private insurance companies have decided to provide insurance cover to patients undergoing alternative treatments . In the treatment circle, integrative medicine seems to be the most happening thing. This is playing a major role in most health and treatment centers across the country. It brings together Ayurveda and Yoga along with Homeopathy, Unani and Siddha thus offering holistic medical solutions. Today, insurance cover for alternative medicine is available at 68 accredited hospitals, provided they are combined with modern medicine and are under strict supervision. Thus integrated treatment offers complete wellness solution with the combination of different systems of medicines after clinical studies creating proof of concept. In 2014, the Ministry of Ayush came up with a concrete plan to encourage alternative medicine such as Ayurveda, Unani and Homoeopathy. Insurance companies were urged to cover the cost of treatment if the patient wanted to try the alternative treatment route.

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