Infant dies after Bengaluru hospital denies treatment under MP govt scheme citing dues of Rs 6 crore

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Infant dies after Bengaluru hospital denies treatment under MP govt scheme citing dues of Rs 6 crore

Under the scheme all tests are done free of cost and all for operations under the Mukhyamantri Bal Hriday Upchar Yojana for all children aged 0-18 years suffering from serious heart ailments is also free.

A newborn girl from Dhar who had been admitted at the Narayana institute of cardiac sciences in Bengaluru as she had a hole in her heart died as the hospital refused treatment under a government scheme run by the Madhya Pradesh government. All this because the hospital said that the state of Madhya Pradesh owed the hospital dues worth Rs 6 crores.

The child's father Manoj Verma, a fruit seller, had taken her to Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences in Bengaluru to get treatment under the Rashtriya Bal Swastha Karyakram (RBSK) and Mukhyamantri Bal Hriday Upchar Yojana (MBHUY).

Under the scheme all tests are done free of cost and all for operations under the Mukhyamantri Bal Hriday Upchar Yojana for all children aged 0-18 years suffering from serious heart ailments is also free.

"The hospital refused to give free examination under the RBSK scheme saying that the Madhya Pradesh government owed them Rs 6.03 crore, which the government was not paying despite several reminders," a very distraught father Verma said and also added that he had to pay Rs 86,000 for basic tests.

Now the hospital has issued a statement saying that they had not hesitated to provide treatment to the child, rather it was the child's parents who decided to move the child to Madhya Pradesh against hospital advice.

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