With the beginning of June, everyone longs for rain, that time of the year when everything is just shades of green and the earthen smell is here to cheer you up. It is an absolutely delightful season, not just for the kids, but for adults too. But often monsoon brings along a host of different diseases and ailments if one does not take adequate care.
So what should you do to ensure you have a worry-free monsoon? A short answer to this: Opt for health insurance plans.
Let’s exploresomeof our regular activities that might get us in trouble during the rains:
Street food love!
Street food is no wonder tempting. Piping hot dishes served while the ice-cold rain droplets touch the ground is an exhilarating experience. But our parents have warned us countless times to avoid consuming street foods, especially during monsoon. Water-borne diseases are the main source of illnesses, and they are at their peak during this time.
Consuming such foods from the streets can lead to health issues like stomach ache, diarrhoea, fever, skin rashes and more. Make sure your health cover includes treatment from water-borne diseases. Try sticking to home-cooked meals and make your DIY dishes at home to enjoy the monsoon.
Plan your commute
An average person requires at least two hours to commute to work in metro cities. During monsoon, waterlogged roads disrupt the traffic and even walking on the streets is more about dodging puddles than enjoying the stroll. At such times when the visibility is low, accidents might occur and you need to be extra cautious. Make sure you drive with precautions and stay alert to pedestrians, pets, open sewers and manholes. Public transport travel makes it riskier and one might injure themselves.
Are the streets safe?
While your kids want to splash the puddles on their way back home, these puddles are breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are known to cause dengue and it can be life-threatening. Getting a dengue insurance cover for your family will help you stay at peace, knowing any unforeseen hospitalisation shall be taken care. Moreover, fire and short circuits are common occurrences, and one must be careful about the live wires that may cause electrocution.
The lush greenery outdoors is one of the major attractions during the monsoon that soothes the eye. This is the perfect time to head over to scale the landscapes by enrolling into adventure activities like trekking. But make sure you take sufficient precautions to ensure you do not get infected by diseases specifically related to the rains. Also ensure, your insurance plan provides coverage for these diseases.
Monsoon brings the much-required relief from the heat, dropping the mercury levels significantly. It can have an impact on the health of individuals due to the change in the temperature, often resulting in cold, cough, fever, etc. Health check-ups can help to take preventive measures that otherwise would cause serious health problems.
To conclude, health problems are bound to arise with the change in the weather, but taking appropriate precautions is vital for the health of your family. Invest in an adequate insurance plan, or a top up health insurance if required, that not only covers monsoon related ailments but also provides important health check-up facilities for all your family members.