Impact of Coronavirus on Kidney Patients

Coronavirus outbreak has bought the people on earth to their worst. It has impacted every aspect of life. Be it health, lifestyle, working life or anything else, it has shown us that life can be really uncertain with the millions death in the entire world. Those who are already suffering from any kind of disease are more prone to getting infected and suffer serious health issues. Seeing the devastating scenario, insurance industry launched Covid health insurance policy.

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      Those with a little bit of care towards their family’s health protected them with a health insurance plans but basic health plans do not provide cover for the health issues generated because of Covid-19. They had to purchase the Covid-19 specific plans.

      However, we are here to tell you about the impact of Covid-19 on kidney patients and how can covid-19 specific insurance plan can help them. So, let us begin.

      Covid-19 Impact On Kidney

      The coronavirus infection has not left any household in the country.  Some people with covid-19 infection have shown moderate to severe kidney damage. In some of the cases as per the doctors, the kidney damage is bad enough that the patient has to go through the dialysis process.

      What is dialysis you might assume? Dialysis is a medical procedure that the doctors perform when the patient’s kidney is not able to perform its normal function of purification of water, solutes and toxins from the blood.

      How Can Coronavirus Target Kidney Cells?

      The virus can target kidney cells because they have receptors and they can attach the covid-19 and then make copies that can gradually damage the tissues. Another possible way is the low level of oxygen in the blood of the kidney patients. This results into a severe car of pneumonia that is a severe case of the disease.

      Apart from this the covid-19 causes blood clots that can block the kidney. Since kidney works like a filter to extract the waste product from the body, coronavirus can cause clots of blood that can block the smallest vessels in the kidney.

      So if you are on Dialysis then it is important for you to keep going to your scheduled treatments and get your blood filtered as it can help to keep your immune system strong.

      At times like these having a health insurance plan is important because it can provide financial aid for the hospitalization, treatments, and many other things. But since the outbreak of coronavirus the insurance companies have launched covid specific plans. So, while opting for a corona specific plan there are several things to keep in mind.

      Things to Keep In Mind While Purchasing Covid-19 Specific Plan

      Almost all the health insurance plans in India cover covid-19 treatment.  So, it is advisable that you check with your insurer if it's offers coverage for coronavirus treatment including kidney complications. On the other hand, all the insurance companies now provide covid-19 specific medical insurance plans.

      You can consider buying any of these coronavirus health plans that would cover the hospitalization charges including complications arising from pre- existing medical conditions including kidney ailments.

      In addition to this there are two COVID specific health plans namely corona Kavach and corona Rakshak plans that cover the treatment expenses and also the cost of consumable items like PPE Kits , ventilators, masks, gloves during the covid treatment. However, these two specific plans are short duration plans that are available for 9.5 months only.

      What to Focus On During Covid-19 Scenario

      Everyone is aware of the impact of Covid-19 and sometimes it can be very difficult to manage any chronic illness related to kidney. So it can be very helpful to keep a track on your health and habits that can impact your body.

      So what should you focus on during this kind of scenario?

      • Cover yourself and your family with a covid health insurance policy.
      • If you are suffering from any disease already then make sure to go for regular check-ups and keep a track of it.
      • Eat healthy and do some exercise every day to keep your immunity system strong.


      The impact of covid-19 has been witnessed by the world. So it is better to stay protect and take all kinds of precautionary measures to make sure that you and your family is safe. Since corona specific plans provide cover for pre-existing diseases one can get the advantage of it. It is recommended by the insurance experts to purchase a corona specific plan and make the purchase online.  Also, kidney diseases can increase the risk and can result into death so make sure that you keep your scheduled dialysis treatment on. You can compare different plans, calculate premiums and even renew your plans because coronavirus is not going anywhere for a long period of time.

      Disclaimer: Policybazaar does not endorse, rate or recommend any particular insurer or insurance product offered by an insurer.

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