Medical Centre and Health Insurance

Basic medical facilities are available on site and there is a resident Doctor on call.

Medical Centre on campus: the college has a 16-bed medical centre with facilities to handle all kinds of minor emergencies. Both the college doctor and the nurse stay on campus during the week and are easily accessible at any time of the day or night. The doctor goes to Pune to join his family during the weekends and is then on call in the case of any emergency. A well-equipped ambulance remains on campus for use in emergencies.

Local hospitals: UWC Mahindra College is affiliated to two of the best hospitals in Pune, the Ruby Hall Clinic and the Jehangir Hospital. Dental procedures and all specialist consultations and investigations carried out as outpatient services are not covered in the school medical programme and any expense incurred from these is borne by the student.

Medication and supplies: the medical centre is very well equipped with a variety of medicines including pediatric drugs. Students may collect any medicines prescribed from the centre. The college doctor or nurse will take immediate necessary measures to procure any medicine that you require that may not be on the medical centre inventory. The college usually covers all student health expenses and hospitalization if necessary to the maximum stated in our insurance policy, providing hospitalization does not occur as a result of student negligence.

Days off are granted in special circumstances when the student makes a request through the Counsellor and are called Personal Days. Students are allowed one day off per semester for either personal reasons or when they feel they need a day to de-stress. Faculty are informed by email from the Counsellor and should mark the attendance as an excused absence. All tests, assignments etc should be completed as usual.

The College has basic emergency medical insurance for every student which covers up to 1 lakhs rupees in hospitalization and medical expenses judged sufficient in an Indian context. Routine medical care and treatment will be given at our Medical Centre under the supervision of the College doctor and qualified nurses.

The college insurance policies DO NOT cover students’ personal possessions and items of particular value must be insured privately. If you are currently registered for insurance under a parental account, please ensure that the insurance provider is aware that you will be studying in India for 2 years.

Immunization

Below are the recommended immunizations for India. Please also consult your own doctor before departure.

Hepatitis A: 2 vaccines 6 to 12 months apart (not required if you’ve had the disease earlier).

Hepatitis B: 3 vaccines at a gap of month between the first and second, and 5 months between the second and third.

The above vaccines are usually available as a combined “2-in-1” injection known in most countries as injection TWINRIX. A dose of this is the same as that for Hepatitis B.

Typhoid: A single injection gives you immunity for three years.

Chickenpox: Recommended if you have not had an attack of chickenpox earlier. Two vaccines are to be taken at an interval of 6 to 10 weeks (adult dose).

Tetanus: A single vaccine gives immunity for five years.

Influenza: A (H1N1).

Counselling

The College provides students with different support structures. An on campus counsellor works full time and is available for students to approach if any form of guidance or help is required regarding the mental health and well-being of a student. We can also provide support and medication through a psychiatrist if needed.

We also have an informal group of trained students that provide their peers with an alternative, approachable body of people to speak to, in addition to the counsellor, advisors and friends. PSG members live in every wada and come from a large diversity of back grounds. They can be trusted to maintain a certain level of confidentiality.