Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU) Raipur has implemented an insurance scheme for its undergraduate and postgraduate students as part of its comprehensive Campus Health Initiative (CHI).
The Insurance Policy covers every student at the University. National Insurance Company which will provide a cover of ₹1,00,000 for individual students. This covers cashless services in hospitals with consultation fee and diagnostic test as per the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) rates. There is also a provision for additional buffer of ₹1 lakh for students who may such funds as per medical exigencies, subject to the instructions from the University.
Cashless admission and treatment will be provided throughout the country in an approved hospital/nursing home in every case with membership number/insurance card issued by the third party administrator. This will help mitigate the hardships of students for emergency cash required for treatment. The policy covers all diseases including COVID-19 and its variants.
This scheme is accommodated within the component of medical fee of the fee structure and not charged additionally to the students. HNLU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr VC Vivekanandan said in a press release,
“The pandemic was a game changer on the prioritization of health issues especially for residential universities. HNLU is the first amongst National Law Universities to implement this apart from the tie up with BAlCO Medical Hospital for on-campus and off-campus medical facility for its students.”
HNLU also hosts a multi-functional medical centre which serves as an out-patient facility with male and female doctors visiting campus with a pre-fixed schedule. This year, the University has also engaged the services of a professional lady psychologist for on-campus and off-campus consultation. In addition to this, the University has an MoU with Your DOST, an online counselling service provider. The University is also planning to have a basic pathological lab for minor tests in its medical centre.
The University is also set to host its Fifth Convocation on July 31. Chief Justice of India NV Ramana will preside over as the Chief Guest. The event will be attended by several Supreme Court and High Court judges along with prominent academicians.
160 students from the B.A.LL.B. (Hons) Batch of 2015-2020, 147 students from the B.A.LL.B. (Hons) Batch of 2016-2021, 49 students from the LL.M. Batch of 2019–2020, 61 students from the LL.M. Batch 2020-2021 and 4 PhD students will be conferred with degrees.