How to pay for emergency dental treatment near you?
In rural India, the number of people who have to travel far to get their emergency treatment has gone up.
While the government is trying to encourage people to pay the bill, there are no easy ways to do so.
We spoke to an insurance provider to find out more.
“Dental care is a major concern for rural people.
It is the first time we have had a major health emergency in our region,” said Arvind Kumar, director of Dental Insurance Corporation of India.
“We are trying to make it as affordable as possible, but in rural areas, the cost of dental care is not covered by any insurance policy.”
India has one of the highest prevalence of dental caries in the world, and the country has the highest number of dental patients in the country, said Dr Kailash Gopalan, co-founder of India Dental Foundation.
“The government has done a great job to provide dental care to the rural population,” said Gopaman.
“But even though the number is increasing, the demand is still there.”
“People have the option of paying out of pocket or getting an emergency dental check-up from the Government.
But in rural India there is no easy way to pay out of the pocket.
People have to pay a lot of money for an emergency treatment,” he said.
In rural India a government-sponsored dental clinic can charge Rs 1,000 for a tooth extractor, Rs 1.75 for a dental extractor and Rs 1 for a crown extractor.
But these prices vary depending on the type of dental treatment and the distance from the clinic.
The government subsidises the cost by providing subsidy for emergency treatment at clinics and private clinics.
Dr Kumar said there are about 20 private clinics in rural Maharashtra, and a few other private clinics operating in some of the smaller towns and villages.
He said these clinics can also offer emergency dental treatments.
“The government pays the bill at the clinic and the person who comes in the next day pays the balance at the government clinic,” he added.
This is the most common way of getting dental care in rural parts of India, he added, but people can pay from home.
According to the National Health Mission, an organisation that works to improve the health and well-being of people in the poorest areas, there is a huge gap in the availability of dental services in rural and remote areas of India because of the rural health crisis.
A survey conducted by the NGO in 2016 revealed that about 70% of rural people do not have a dental clinic in their locality.
“It is very challenging for people to get dental care.
It depends on the location and the type.
If they can get a dental check up in a private clinic, it can be cheaper.
But if they can’t, they need to go to a public clinic,” said Dr Gopan.
At the National Medical Mission in Mumbai, Dr Gomati Suresh, a senior consultant at the centre, said he sees many patients from poor areas with a low income.
But he said that he would not give out a number to provide a benchmark for rural areas.
I do not know the specific reasons why people do this.
It’s an opportunity for them to save a little money, and I don’t know why they do it.
When we spoke to a dental student in Mumbai who had to pay Rs 4,000 at a private dental clinic, he said, “It’s a hassle.
I will only do it once or twice a month.
I want to be able to pay it out of my pocket, but it’s difficult.”
Dr Gopans estimate that at least 90% of the patients who receive dental care at private clinics are unable to pay.
What are the obstacles to accessing dental care?
As Dr Gopal Kumar said, the availability is limited.
There are some limitations.
If a person does not have access to an emergency clinic, they can still get dental treatment at a public dental clinic and there is an exemption for children under 16 years old.
But Dr Kumar said that there are many challenges that people face in getting dental treatment in rural locations.
There are not enough dentists in rural communities.
Many of them are from other states, and they are not trained in dental hygiene, he pointed out.
People who cannot afford to pay private dental clinics may get emergency treatment through private clinics, which are more affordable, but the costs are more.
People in rural villages also do not travel for emergency services, as they do not want to go out of their area.
Dental hygienists, who help people get the proper treatment, also face challenges.
Some people do get proper treatment in private clinics and there are some private dentists who can do the procedures, but these are not the ones who are trained in the proper use of equipment. Other dent