A Byculla hospital passed off a middle-class patient as poor one and drew funds from govt insurance scheme, while also billing him
Yogesh Naik and Jyoti Shelar
Posted On Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 04:46:24 PM
A botched surgery on a 34-year old man with oral cancer has brought into focus the practice of private hospitals exploiting the state government’s free health insurance programme.
Health Minister Suresh Shetty on Wednesday ordered a probe against Byculla’s Balaji Hospital, which allegedly passed off the middle-class patient as a poor one and drew Rs 1.5 lakh from the Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayi Yojna.
The hospital, the patient claims, also billed him Rs 2.5 lakh for the operation that he underwent last year.Matunga resident Rajesh Singh was diagnosed with oral cancer by doctors at Raheja Hospital nine months ago. On April 14, 2012, he underwent a surgery at Balaji on the recommendations of a former JJ doctor, Dr T K Shahi.
According to Singh’s complaint to the health minister, Dr Shahi took an advance of Rs 75,000 from him and Balaji surgeon Dr Wasim Ansari charged him Rs 70,000. He was not given any receipts for the payments.“
My sister had suggested the name of Dr Shahi, whom she knew as the head of JJ’s surgery department. Dr Shahi called us to her private clinic in Bandra, and asked us to pursue the treatment at Balaji,” Singh said.
Dr Shahi introduced Dr Ansari as an oral cancer specialist and her former student. “The two doctors took Rs 2.5 lakh from me in cash, but didn’t give me any receipts. They said that they would give the receipts once the treatment was over,” Singh claimed.
Singh sensed something was wrong with his treatment when the two doctors didn’t ask him to undergo chemotherapy after the surgery. “I went to Tata Memorial for a second opinion in May, and that’s when I realised that Dr Ansari had bungled my surgery,” he said.
Tata Memorial doctors told Singh that he needed only a minor surgery, yet Dr Ansari had operated on his upper jaw and teeth, which were not affected by cancer. They advised him to undergo radiation therapy and chemo immediately.
Already set back by Rs 2.5 lakh, the 34-year-old approached an NGO for financial assistance. The group reviewed his papers, and pointed out that Balaji had declared him as a beneficiary of the Rajiv Gandhi scheme and drawn funds from it.
“The hospital claimed money on my brother’s behalf even though he was not eligible for the free insurance,” said Singh’s sister.On January 14, Singh wrote to Health Minister Shetty, who on Wednesday ordered a probe in the case by the Economic Offences Wing. He also asked a committee comprising medical experts to conduct an independent inquiry simultaneously.
“These are serious allegations, and I want an in-depth probe,” Shetty said. Dr Ramesh Kagzi, chairman, Balaji Hospital, said patients get the money sanctioned under the RGJY and the hospital had nothing to do with it. “Dr Wasim Ansari is a consultant,” he said. “There are 100 such consultants and they bring and manage their own patients.”
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we need to file the case against the college for discriminatory attitude......Does living sporting the beard is against the secularism? What about hanging Jesus and Mary Idols in schools and colleges pemises? we all know how hypocrite you are.
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If the rule existed before this student joined college, then he knew what he signed up for and needs to comply! Rules are rules, else there will be anarchy especially in a country like ours. Please don't sensationalise such issues. The media has responsibilities towards society. You could have got the facts before you published this sensitive issue.
If this rule was made recently then it is unfair .
Wat is with people these days... one wants to wear a turban, one wants to keep a beard, another wants to keep long hair!!! When will people learn tat d reason schools/colleges hav these rules r for uniformity... if u cant adhere to d rules find a college which tolerates all this
Rules of any registered institution in Karnataka can only be over ruled by Karnataka State rules/regulations or by Union of India Rules.The only recourse to Janab Zeeshan is to approach the Law Courts in Karnataka/Indian Union.Demonstration etc by the community is not the answer.Jai Laws of the Land.
Did not Jesus Christ, who Christains worship, had a beard. Then why do these christains get upset when muslims sport a beard. Also, when all the hindu sages and gurus too sport a beard, why do a few hindus also get upset when they see a muslim sporting a beard. Hypocrites all of them. Shame on them.
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We are drowning India and Indians in misuse of power, misdeeds, mischievous deeds, scams, scandals, corruption and money laundering. In this out-of-control situation, god only must save India and Indi ans.
it is not a new thing amoung kids, I remember my childhood where we place bets (1 rs- 10rs) when India pakistan match happens or something very interesting things happens around us. Even school games we keep bets like which student will get first rank or who comes first in running.
We are now showing as if this is a new trend. anyway it is a news
It is good for Sri Modi to improve better equation with not only with other senior leaders of his own party but he should go ahead one more step forward, meet the leaders like Sri Nitish Kumar and other partners of NDA and convince them that he is a changed man acceptable to large section of all community and caste in the country and they should accept him as national leader. He should not have a ego that what he has done in Gujarat will not get him leadership in the country level but he has all required qualities to lead NDA from the front and the mood of the voters being against Congress, he should capitalize it by amending his qualities and mannerism to make himself acceptable to all, if not majority of the people in the country
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Let girls take little care and caution while choosing their friends( late entry) and partners in life
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Do these schools mentioned in the article also have drug and other related problems?BM should educate the Bangalore populace so that the populace can either admit or not admit their wards/childern depending on their needs viz to turn thier childern into all rounders or plain old fashioned kudumis!Jai choice.
This is a clear violation of what the groom did, first off he should be aware that an elephant is a living thing, second of all he should be aware of the laws of using an elephant and last, why can't he hire a house for the procession, in many weddings I had seen, the bride groom always come riding on a house. The government should not made such heinous act of ill treatment of an animal as a misdemeanor, but rather make it as a felony c harge.