‘Don’t deny mediclaim for delay in MoU’

Published: 26th April 2013 09:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th April 2013 09:31 AM   |  A+A-

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has ruled medical reimbursement cannot be denied to a person due to the delay in signing of the MoU between the insurance company and the hospital.

V Daisy Mary, filed a writ petition stating that her husband K Ayyapa had undergone surgery at the Vadamalayan Hospital in Madurai, which was approved by the State Government under the New Health Insurance Scheme 2012. She had incurred `2,12,368 on medical expenses, however, upon claiming reimbursement, the Joint Director of Medical and Rural Health Services sent a letter stating that the MoU between Vadamalayan Hospital and the insurance company was signed only on August 30, 2012, and since her husband was admitted before that, she was not entitled for reimbursement. In this regard, the judge observed that a family in an emergency, cannot be expected to search for an approved hospital, and made the above ruling.


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