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Star Health extends cover for child cancer survivors; proposes cover for their siblings

  





Star Health extends cover for child cancer survivors; proposes cover for their siblings 


Chennai, 4th November 2022: Star Health and Allied Insurance, in association with St Judes, today marked the completion of one year of providing cover to children who were diagnosed and treated for cancer, under the St. Judes programme called St. Judes for Life.  Through this programme, the insurer aims to add an additional 500 children this year. Star Health also announced that it will soon be offering insurance to the siblings of children who survived cancer. The new policy which is being designed, would provide health and accident cover to these children. 


The unique initiative, initially founded in Memory of Mrs Rani Vicaji was launched a year ago i.e. 4th November 2021, and covered 326 children from St. Judes across India. The scheme included 270 children under Health cover and all 326 children under Accident cover. Star Health will continue to remain committed to the policies that were issued last year to over 300 Judians (children of the childcare centre who survived cancer). 

The initiative is an important milestone by Star Health and focuses on a much-overlooked gap in health insurance coverage. The Rotary Club of Madras Temple City, was instrumental in facilitating this association and continues to work for the welfare of the children at St. Judes. 

“Today, marks one whole year of our association with St. Judes, who are doing a wonderful job providing a positive and nurturing environment for children who are being treated for cancer. This insurance cover has provided these well deserving children a health cover, enabling easier access to a normal life. We are extending our association this year by providing support to not just cancer-warriors but also their siblings so that parents and children can focus on their future. We are happy to be able to cover this often overlooked segment of society. ” said Dr S. Prakash, MD, Star Health and Allied Insurance Co. Ltd.

St. Judes for Life ensures that the children who have won the battle against cancer - referred to as Judians - can fulfil their potential by offering them continued support. Providing them with health insurance and accident cover is one such vital step in that direction. 


“At St Judes, we aim to ensure that timely and appropriate assistance is available to all our alumni – proudly known as Judians - to empower them to complete their education, maintain good health, and lead successful lives. Providing them with health insurance and accident cover is a much-needed vital step in that direction.

The paediatric cancer survivors are young and have a long life ahead of them. The health coverage enables them with a sense of security to lead a fulfilling life and work towards their goals and aspirations without any fear. We take great pride and happiness on a successful one year of the program,” said Anil Nair, CEO, St. Judes.

Commenting on the initiative, Dr. Rekha Shetty, Charter President of Rotary Club of Madras Temple City said, “It is a privilege to be associated with St. Judes in Chennai and Vellore from day one. The insurance for children surviving cancer is unique and special even on a global level. The Rotary Club of Madras Temple City is proud to have facilitated this with Star Health and Allied Insurance Co. Ltd., through its Chairman & CEO Mr. V. Jagannathan and its Managing Director, Dr. S Prakash.” 

About Star Health and Allied Insurance Co. Ltd

Star Health and Allied Insurance Co Ltd (BSE:543412 | NSE:STARHEALTH) commenced its operations in 2006 as India’s first Standalone Health Insurance Company with business interests in Health, Personal Accident and Overseas Travel Insurance. The company uses its vast resources to focus on service excellence and product innovation to deliver the best to its customers. Star Health has been providing innovative health insurance products to individuals, families and corporates, directly and through various channels – agents, brokers, online and digital channels like web aggregators, fintech, etc. Star Health is also a prominent Bancassurance player with long-standing relationships with various banks.

 Star Health currently has 14000+ employees with 807 branch offices spread across 26 states and 4 union territories in India. These existing branches are also supplemented by an extensive network of over 355 Sales Managers Stations (“SMS”), which are small individual service centres located across India. In FY 2022, Star Health had a gross written premium of Rs. 11,463 crores and a net worth of Rs. 4,513 crores.

Star Health and Allied Insurance Company Limited is listed on both the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)

For more information, please visit www.starhealth.in 

About St. Jude India ChildCare Centres

St. Jude India Childcare Centres (St. Judes) provides a 'home away from home' for children undergoing cancer treatment. These children, accompanied by their parents, come from small villages and distant towns where medical treatment for cancer is not available. St. Judes provides free accommodation and holistic support to these children to improve their chances of surviving the disease and leading a full, healthy, happy life. St Judes currently has 39 Centres with 492 family units in nine cities: Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chennai, Vellore, Guwahati, Delhi, and Varanasi. To know more, visit our website: http://www.stjudechild.org

The mission of St. Judes for Life (Founded in Memory of Mrs Rani Vicaji) is to ensure that timely and appropriate assistance is available to St. Judes alumni – known as Judians - to complete their education, maintain good health, and lead successful lives. From the time of their enrolment till they are independent and self-sufficient, St. Judes for Life (Founded in Memory of Mrs Rani Vicaji) is available to provide the appropriate intervention, directly or through experienced partners, to support, mentor and enable them to become upright contributing members of society.


About Rotary club of Madras Temple

The Rotary club of Madras Temple (RCMTC), city is a 35 year club which made history by being the first to have a woman President outside North America. It also has an equal number of men and women members. It has served the community by supporting schools, providing medical equipment, cleaning water bodies, providing sanitation on an extensive basis and creating a sustainable environment. The Rotary club worldwide is involved in making Polio a thing of the past. Rotary club of Madras Temple City is a Trust registered under the Indian Trust Act. The Trust is operated and managed by a Team of Trustees selected from among the members of RCMTC.

For more information, please contact: 

Star Health and Allied Insurance

Mr. Paul Ebenezer

E: paul.ebenezer@starhealth.in

M: 7397398709

Rotary club of Madras Temple City

Dr. Rekha Shetty

E: rekhashetty123@gmail.com

M: 9884014366

St. Jude India Childcare Centres

Ms. Malvika Sah

E: malvika.sah@stjudechild.org

M: 9920140198

Adfactors PR

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