Every year, 24th March is observed as "World Tuberculosis Day". It is a global annual campaign, done to raise awareness regarding the disease. Tuberculosis is an airborne disease, which affects the lungs in the most fatal way possible. Rough figures suggest, that it is so dangerous that it can kill up to 4000 people everyday. India has the highest number of TB cases in the world, this is not just a health concern but also an economic burden. Tuberculosis is a major threat to the world these days, the following are the reasons why:
Let's take a look at what the various factors which determine the premium for your health insurance plan are:
While there are many drugs available in the market for treating and curing TB. We should also keep in mind that some bacteria have become resistant to the medication available and TB also has the tendency to relapse. We need to exercise caution and should be alert even before we fall prey to this fatal disease. So, in order to keep ourselves healthy, we must take the following steps to avoid becoming a victim of TB:
Prevention and treatment, are the most we can do to keep ourselves away from a disease. But the most important thing to do is educate ourselves and people around us regarding fatal diseases. The theme of this year's "World Tuberculosis Day" is to UNITE TO END TUBERCULOSIS. This is a collective global effort to eradicate this disease. But at times, despite our best efforts we still fall ill and contract diseases that we never wanted to. During those rough times, we must be at least financially prepared if not mentally to start our treatment. That is why it is imperative that we get ourselves the best health insurance policy, that can act as a shield during the time of a crisis.
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