When another variant emerged from South Africa, the world was recovering from the coronavirus disease. The new Omicron variant of Covid-19 has affected 40 countries including India and has more than 30 mutations. The variant is no doubt outrageous and has alarmed the citizens of the forthcoming medical emergency.
Symptoms of the New Omicron Variant of Covid-19
The symptoms of the omicron variant match the covid symptoms excluding loss of taste and smell, the symptoms are-
1. Sore Throat
Scratchy and sore throat with dry coughing is the common symptom of this variant.
If you experience extreme fatigue no matter your age. The undue exhaustion can be a sign of the omicron variant.
3. Head and Body Ache
Pain in the head and parts of the body without any reason is also one of the symptoms.
4. Back Pain and Weakness
Pain in the lower back and feeling weak without any disturbing experience also indicates the omicron variant.
Benefits of Insurance Plans for Omicron Variant
As per IRDAI all the existing health insurance plans in the country providing coverage for the coronavirus will provide the coverage for the new strain. This is because omicron is a variant of the covid-19 disease and thus the expenses for the treatment must be paid by the insurance company. Below are the benefits offered by the insurance plans for the omicron variant of the coronavirus disease.
● Home Treatment Expenses
If the insured gets home treatment for the disease then all the expenses involved will be covered by the insurance company.
● Hospitalisation Charges
All the charges involved after the insured is tested covid positive are paid by the insurer. All the medical expenses are covered by the policies.
● Cashless Claim Settlement
If the insured is admitted into the network hospital of the insurer then the claim will settle in the cashless mode. The network hospital will send the list of expenses to the insurance company and the company will pay directly.
● Consumable Charges
Right from consumable medications to tools bought like oximeter, thermometer, oxygen tanks and nebuliser will be covered by the instance company.
How to Prevent the New Omicron Variant of Covid-19
To keep yourself from the medical expenses follow the preventive measures listed below. The variant is new for the country and thus must be prevented-
1. Weak a Mask
Wear a mask or cover your mouth whenever you step out of the house to prevent the omicron virus from entering your body
2. Follow Social Distancing
Follow social distancing and stand 6 feet away, prevent the crowd and make sure there is ventilation in the room you visit.
3. Prevent Touching Eyes, Nose and Mouth
Wash your hands in small intervals and prevent touching your eyes, nose and mouth and keep your hand sanitised.
4. Complete Vaccination
Take both doses of the covid-19 vaccine and make sure your family has completed the dose.
Follow all the safety precautions to keep yourself and your family safe from the omicron variant of the covid-19. If you notice any symptoms then visit a doctor immediately. Contact the customer care service or an expert insurance agent to buy a health insurance policy today.