Pharma Industry

Portea: As wary patients skip hospitals, Portea, et al. get cure to homes. We’ll pay for it, say insurers.


Synopsis

The likes of Portea and HealthCare at Home are providing home-healthcare services in these difficult times. While ICICI Lombard and a couple of other health-insurance companies are now offering reimbursement of costs, it will be a boon for organised home-healthcare players if all insurers agree to cover the expenses.

In mid-March, as India was lumbering around in the corridors of its creaky healthcare infrastructure with the number of Covid-19 cases rising every day, for Anirudh, a Bengaluru-based professional, the worry lines were deepening, albeit due to a different reason. His father just had a surgery for colorectal cancer and was recuperating in the hospital. Anirudh wanted to bring him back and was looking for nursing care at home. But the task turned

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