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India Health Card Launched

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Transglobal Beneficial Inc, a player in providing health care solutions, launched India Health Card (IHC) in India . Tranglobal Beneficial Inc is a compaly floated by Non Resident Indians from Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka living in Texas. T. Venkateshwar(Raj) Goud, a founder director and a NRI from Andhra Pradesh said the first of its kind, India Health Card is a prepaid, reloadable health care card designed to provide access to quality health services for the beneficiaries of NRIs through an extensive network of medical, dental and other providers across India.

India Health CardeHeal works similar to a debit card. Non Resident Indians (NRIs) first load funds onto the India Health Card through the Internet. The beneficiaries can then use India Health Card to receive healthcare services from any of the extensive health care provider network across India. If a patient's provider is not a part of the India Health Card network, India Health Card will contact that provider and explain the simple, no-fee registration process. By using the card, beneficiaries will also receive quality service at a discounted rate, while ensuring timely payment to healthcare providers.

Because India Health Card covers health care payments only, it helps prevent the unproductive expenditure of NRI remittances. NRI remittances are meant to improve living standards but are often allocated for unintended purposes according to the World Bank report. Currently, only 5% of the $29 billion in NRI remittances go towards healthcare-related costs.

“India Health Card is a result of our vision for the health care industry in India. Our research has demonstrated a need for innovative health care payment solutions,” said Dr. Ravi Halekote, Founder and CEO of India Health Card. “With a management team of veteran health care professionals and an established network of providers, we are delighted to launch India Health Card and help make health care more affordable and convenient to the families of NRIs in India. India Health Card also saves the trouble of delayed payments to a healthcare provider” he added.

The India Health Card can be purchased over the internet and mailed to the beneficiary residing in India. In the next phase, this pre-paid card will be made available at several brick and mortar locations.





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