MediHelp International (www.medihelp-assistance.com), leader on the CEE health insurance market, present in Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Poland (MediSky), is announcing that starting this month, international health insurance plans and the NESAcard for cancer financing are available to western Romania counties.
„Considering the company data, we estimate a growth for diagnosis and treatment of cancer costs of more than 50%, by 2021. This means that cancer patients will have to pay at least 40,000 for the right treatment”, says Zahal Levy, President of MediHelp International.
Given the context, there is a vital need for a financial support that can cover the costs of early diagnosis and efficient treatment of cancer, in order to raise the survival chances of oncological patients.
In Romania, 80,000 of people are diagnosed with a form of cancer each year and 30,000 of them lose the battle with the disease. The most common cancer types are breast, lung, colorectal or prostate cancer.
The costs of an international health insurance plan start from 2 euros/day, depending on the type of plan selected, and can cover up to 100% of cancer costs anywhere in the world.
Among the oncological services the international health insurance can cover are prevention, diagnosis and in or outpatient treatment of cancer, and can be accessed in any clinic chosen by the patient.
Along with the international health insurance plan, Romanians can have access to a partial financing solution, meant to help with the first steps of diagnosis and second opinion for cancer cases.
With the help of NESAcard, developed together with The New Europe Surgical Academy and Lamp Insurance, patients can receive the financial support needed for medical navigation and second opinion, might they suspect a cancer diagnosis.
Moreover, the NESAcard is also a charitable contribution to the advancement in oncological treatment and research in Europe.
For a 33€ yearly contribution, the customer receives a card, the NESACARD, with individual number which, in case they might need, will pay 2,000 €, in cash, to help with first stages oncological investigations and diagnostics - CT and MRI scans, Genomic Testing, Chemotherapy,
Homeopathic Consultations, Second opinion and medical-navigation from the leading oncologists from NESA and recommendations for optimum treatment venue.
„According to the National Society of Medical Oncology in Romania, the number of oncologists – around 250-300 in Romania – is insufficient to take care of all the cases. Moreover, Romanian hospitals are often confronted with a lack of resources needed in the therapy of cancer, so the treatment options available are not always enough.
MediHelp has always been a real healthcare partner, always being one step ahead and bringing innovation, top quality services at affordable prices for its clients. Our health insurance plans and the partnership with NESA and Lamp is another proof of our commitment to health made available to Romanian patients”, has declared Zahal Levy, President of MediHelp International.
Founded in 2004 and based in Berlin, NESA is recognized as one of the most important international surgical networks which includes pan-European and global opinion leaders in oncology and in oncological surgery.