Dr V Janarthanan, Chairman, KTVR Vijaydeepa Group, welcomed the gathering. During his speech, he stated that Healthcare Insurance has come a long way in the past decade with more and more of the public becoming aware of the various mediclaim insurance policies available, thanks to the media. He mentioned that today’s population feels purchasing healthcare insurance policies is an investment towards their future healthcare needs and not an expense. He also remarked that the governmental policy of giving tax concessions for purchase of mediclaim policies by individuals and companies has played a very important role in this revolution.
Dr J Vijay Venkatraman, Head of Operations, Cliniminds – Tamil Nadu & Puducherry, stated that the “PG Diploma in Healthcare Insurance Management” course offered by Cliniminds is a broad based one wherein any interested graduate (Medical, Paramedical, Science, Commerce or Business qualifications)
Dr J Vijay Venkatraman further added that though there were some courses in Insurance Management available, none of the courses focused on the Indian Healthcare industry which is unique in its own ways. He mentioned that this course from Cliniminds would help bridge the gap, as students would be able to readily refer to their course content online from wherever they are, through their unique username and password, and apply it in practice, for the benefit of the internship-provider. He stated that the students would get internships in Third Party Administrators and Insurance Companies also. He added that since this field was not dependent on any external factor, the job opportunities and career progression will be perennial, making this a recession-proof industry.
Dr A K Ravikumar, State Secretary, IMA Nursing Home Board, Tamil Nadu State felicitated the event and said that he believed this tie-up will benefit IMA NHB member hospitals in terms of getting skilled manpower for their health insurance claim processing activities in the long-term.
Dr K Neminathan, Secretary, IMA Nursing Home Board, Coimbatore appreciated Cliniminds for taking this novel initiative to address the issues faced by hospitals and patients with regard to processing of their health insurance claims. He said this tie-up was a very useful one for IMA NHB.
Dr R Palaniswamy, President - IMA Coimbatore, Dr V Shanmugasundaram, Secretary – IMA Coimbatore and Dr V Thangavelu, Finance Secretary – IMA Coimbatore felicitated the function and expressed happiness that such an innovative idea has been initiated at IMA Coimbatore for the first time in the country.
Dr C J Arun Raja, Orthopaedic Surgeon & Director of KTVR Group Hospital proposed the vote of thanks. Dr K Harrini & Dr J Renuka, Gynaecologists of KTVR Group Hospital co-ordinated the events.
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