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Haryana: Kargil martyr’s wife allegedly dies after treatment denied due to unavailability of Aadhaar, probe ordered

The son of the deceased, Pavan Kumar, speaking to ANI alleged that he had brought his mother to the hospital in a serious condition but the hospital authorities refused treatment as he didn't have the Aadhaar card with him.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 30, 2017 6:43 pm
Haryana: Kargil martyr's wife allegedly dies after treatment denied due to unavailability of Aadhaar, probe ordered Pavan Kumar, son of Kargil martyr whose mother was allegedly denied treatment. (Source: ANI photo)

The wife of a Kargil martyr died allegedly after being refused treatment at a hospital in Haryana’s Sonepat due to unavailability of Aadhaar Card, reported ANI on Friday. Speaking to ANI, the son of the deceased, Pavan Kumar, claimed he had brought his mother to the hospital in a serious condition but the authorities refused treatment as he didn’t have the Aadhaar card with him.

He further said that in spite of him showing a copy of the Aadhaar card on his phone to the hospital authorities they didn’t start the treatment.

“I brought my mother in a serious condition to the hospital. They asked me to get the Aadhaar card, but I didn’t have it then so I showed them a copy on my phone. I said that I will get Aadhaar in an hour or so, meanwhile begin with the treatment but the hospital refused to do so,” said Pavan Kumar.

A doctor of the hospital completely refuted the allegation saying the patient was never brought to the hospital. He said, “We never denied them treatment. Please note that he never got the patient to the hospital. We have never stopped any treatment due to Aadhaar card ever. It is mandatory, not for treatment, but for documentation process.”

Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said an inquiry will be conducted and the guilty will be punished. Khattar said, “I have received information about it. We will conduct an inquiry and punish those found guilty.”

Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey said, “State govt should take this matter seriously. Our ministry will conduct a probe in it. Centre has also asked all states to implement ‘Clinical Establishments Act’ which will help us reduce such incidents.”

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  1. Vicky Roger
    Dec 31, 2017 at 1:38 pm
    Now it's time to cancel the registration of the hospital alongwith all doctors and it's staff. F king hospital and state as well as centre govt for making mandatory of Aadhaar for such essential service. The main culprit is Central government and SC of India.
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    1. pawan dube
      Dec 31, 2017 at 2:31 am
      Well we have indeed become a banana republic and ad-hoc policies continues to pay a havoc for ordinary citizens and yet we say "Good governance" is on display and new India is emerging..Yeah right...
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      1. Jumi Kaka
        Dec 31, 2017 at 2:23 am
        Thank you Bhadwa Jahil Party. You are taking India in right direction.
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        1. Proud Bhakt
          Dec 30, 2017 at 10:13 pm
          At least we have hospitals now , thanks to honorable PM Shri Modiji . For over 60 years under corrupt KHANgress we never had any hospitals in India. Millions died due to lack of basic healthcare and medical treatment.
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          1. Brigadier Gen
            Dec 30, 2017 at 10:09 pm
            We will conduct " Inquiry and guilty will be punished " . What the it is ? Law and order has become worst under white elephant.
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