A death reported in Ddun due to MSBY expiry


A woman, who was being treated at the ICU of a private hospital under the Mukhyamantri Swasthya Beema Yojana  (Chief Minister Insurance Scheme),  died just two days after she was shifted to the general ward with the scheme having expired on November 9. The deceased family members blamed her death due to MSBY expiry. Police has ascertained it because they received a complaint from bereaved family.

The deceased family created a ruckus in the hospital on Saturday while Congress blames the incumbent BJP regime, christening it as insensitive towards the poor. On Thursday, the State Government stalled the MSBY, citing non-extension of services of a private insurance company working for the scheme. Instructions were issued to all the hospitals to stop providing services through the MSBY cards. As per the rough estimation around 12 lakh families were covered under MSBY.

On November 8, 60 years old Kamla was admitted  in Jagdamba Trauma Centre, Dehradun under MSBY.  During her treatment the MSBY expired then the hospital allegedly shifted her into general ward because her family could not afford ICU charge.

The deceased family member alleged that the hospital authority did not pay heed to their plea of not to shift her from ICU to the general ward.  They shouted slogan against the hospital and blaming hospital and state government for her death. A Nehru Colony police station has ascertained that they received a complaint from the deceased’s family and the body was sent for postmortem.

State Congress leader blames that the scheme was on the BJP led state government’s radar because it was launched during the Congress regime .  Ironically The MSBY was launched by the former Chief minister Harish Rawat in April 2015, which provided cashless health cover of up to Rs 1.75 lakh to the families of the Non-Government employees not falling under tax-paying brackets. Seeing its popularity later its limit increased upto Rs three lakh.


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