SBI includes Covid-19 treatment under medical insurance scheme for retired employees

The country's largest bank has also made four other diseases including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)/asthma eligible for hospitalisation under the medical benefit scheme.

Kolkata: State Bank of India has included Covid-19 treatment under its medical insurance scheme for retired employees.

The country's largest bank has also made four other diseases including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)/asthma eligible for hospitalisation under the medical benefit scheme.

"We have reviewed the present scheme and it has been decided to include Covid-19 as an infectious disease along with some other similar and relevant diseases in the existing list of ailments covered under hospitalisation in SBI Health Care scheme," the bank said Thursday in a communication to retirees.


Thus the number of diseases covered has expanded to 25 from 20, the bank said.

In line with the government guidelines related to Covid-19 treatment at home, SBI has decided to allow expenditure up to Rs 25000 for home treatment to members of SBI Health Care scheme.

SBI's existing employees are already covered for Covid treatment.
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