As part of employee benefits, organisations right now intuitively zero in on a single health check package which they think fits all their employees and offer this for free to all their employees. This approach of One package fits all’ not only fails to be relevant to most employees but also increases the corporate’s wellness budget.Read More »
An organisation spends approximately 1500 Rs/annum per employee for covering their medical check up costs. In top corporates, these costs contribute to 65-70% of their total annual employee benefits expense. But, the organisation’s prime concern to implement intervention programs is still unmet given their inability to identify health risks concerning their employees.
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Investment in employee wellness can reap huge dividends – not just for the company, but also for the individual employees. And which organization wouldn’t like their employees to be healthy, motivated and more productive!?
Traditionally, very few companies had employees’ health and wellbeing high on their priority list. Barring few organizations, organizations neither had intent, nor the knowhow about this. However, of late, several organizations realized the importance of healthier employees. Healthier workforce helps organizations increase productivity, reduce absenteeism and increase motivation. This in turn not only benefits the employee but has impact on overall organization’s performance.Read More »
A WHO study says that globally, cardiovascular disease accounts for approximately one third of the total deaths. Out of this, complications of hypertension is responsible for at least 45% of deaths.
India is placed at a higher risk due to lack of Hypertension awareness, treatment and control status, with only half of the urban and a quarter of the rural hypertensive individuals being aware of its presence.
-Ganesh Shankar, Data consultant @ eKincare
We followed up on our analysis of the Aarogyasri scheme spends of Andhra Pradesh by running a similar analysis on the data for Telangana State.
We analyzed the Aarogyasri claims during the period July’14 till July’15 from public data available on http://www.aarogyasri.telangana.gov.in/, to understand how funds are being spent in Telangana.
– Ganesh Voona Analytics consultant @ eKincare.com
Aarogyasri is the flagship scheme of all health initiatives of the State Government with a mission to provide quality healthcare for the poor. Escalating health care costs leading to rural indebtedness has prompted the government to come up with this unique program where in the beneficiary can obtain services from government/private hospitals free of cost up to Rs. 2 lakhs in a year.
From public data available on http://www.ntrvaidyaseva.ap.gov.in/ , we analyzed the aarogyasri claims during the period July’14 till July’15, pulling the stats on how money is being spent on the program.Read More »