Monsoon calls for fun and thrill. It brings relief from the scorching summers. People love getting drenched in the rain, whereas some enjoy staying indoors and sipping a hot cup of tea with pakoda (monsoon delicacies). However, amidst the corona outbreak, we all left with the second option. At times, the unfortunate thing about the rainy season is that the risk of getting infected with mosquitoes -borne diseases like dengue, chikungunya, and malaria increases. It may be life-threatening if not treated timely. Thus, it makes it extremely important for you to know these monsoon health tips along with the best health insurance policy for yourself and your family to prevent vector-borne diseases. Let's get into some more vital details:
What are the Vector-Borne Diseases?
These diseases are illnesses caused by mosquitoes, viruses, and bacteria transmitted by the agents called vectors. These are the organisms that carry pathogens and parasites from one infected person to another. There is an overwhelming impact of such mosquito-borne diseases on developing countries like India. Monsoons are the breeding season for mosquitoes. India bears a considerable burden of vector-borne diseases every year.
Climatic changes, especially rains, growing urbanization, and new agricultural methods, cause such mosquitoes-borne diseases.
How to Prevent Vector-Borne Diseases During Monsoon
The common symptoms of Dengue, Malaria, and Chikungunya are high fever, chills, body aches, and fatigue, cramps, and rashes. If you notice any of these symptoms, consult a doctor immediately, and also follow these precautionary measures as monsoons start:
- Do not allow water to collect anywhere in or near to your house
- Keep on changing the water used in coolers, planters, storage, and pets' bowls
- Use mosquito nets, coils and sprays to keep them away from your house
- Fix if you have moisture on the walls
- Maintain hygiene and wash your bathrooms regularly
- Use mosquito repellants and creams
- Do not drench in the rain and play in the rainwater
- Use boil water to wash fruits and vegetables before consumption
- Keep your foods covered in the kitchen
- Avoid eating outside food and halt online home delivery of food
- Ensure personal and environmental hygiene
- Carry hand sanitizer and breathing mask
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds after every hour and before you eat
- Make a complaint if there is any open drainage or potholes in your area
- Get your children vaccinated
- Opt for the best health insurance policy
- Always cover your mouth and nose during sneezing or coughing
- Try to drink warm water every few hours
Therefore, early diagnosis and these monsoon health tips can keep you safe from the ill effects of rains. Moreover, comprehensive health insurance can also help during medical emergencies. When the corona crisis is increasing, and medical inflation is also rising, one-time hospitalization due to mosquitoes-borne diseases can cost you lakhs of rupees.
At CHI, we offer Care- the best health insurance policy that provides you maximum coverage at an affordable premium. It covers your treatment and medication expenses if you or your insured family member get hospitalized due to vector-borne diseases. Additionally, it also includes a coronavirus treatment subject to policy terms and conditions.
So, opt for it now and stay safe during monsoon.
*Note: Underwriting of claims for vector-borne diseases is subject to policy terms & conditions. Please read the sales prospectus for more details.