I am a journalist, working as Balangir correspondent of the English daily "The Pioneer" and “The Industry and Mines Observer”, an English fortnightly magazine published from Bhubneshwar. I was awarded the Trophy for "Excellence in Journalism" by noted Columnist Sri Shivaji Sarkar,in the presence of Editor in Chief -of The Pioneer,Dr Chandan Mitra ,Editor of The Industry and Mines Observer (IMO) Sri Sirish Mohanty on June19,2012.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
B’NGIR MAN DENIED INSURANCE BENEFIT; DIES AFTER SURGERYWednesday, 22 April 2015 | SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
B’NGIR MAN DENIED INSURANCE BENEFIT; DIES AFTER SURGERY
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 | SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Even as the Government has introduced a health insurance scheme and smart card system for poor people under Biju Krushak
Yojana, in Balangir it is not providing them the desired result and the poor patient are paying up money for treatment and suffering the agony. In a recent case, one even lost his life. According to a petition submitted by Jayram Putel, son of Laxman Putel to the district Collector Balangir, Laxman of Kumiapali in the Budi Anchal areaof Lower Suktel irrigation project had undergone a kidney stone operation in Harihar Nursing Home at Balangir but he died in Burla on April 19. He alleged that Laxman died due to faulty kidney stone operation at the Harihara hospital and finally he died at Burla.
“My father suffered pain in stomach and we brought him to the district headquarters hospital on March 30 last. A doctor at the hospital told us there was stone formation in kidney which needed a surgery. He also said the operation could not be done in the Government hospital. I admitted my father to Harihara Hospital for the operation and informed him about the smartcard under Biju Kalyan Yojana. But this card was not accepted there and the doctor demanded Rs14, 000 towards operation,” said Jayram. Notably, the Government in an advertisement had declared Harihar Nursing home as a private referral hospital where poor patient can avail the treatment under the scheme. Jayaram narrated, “We mortgaged a land and paid the amount towards the operation cost. After operation he was discharged and since then
Laxman was experiencing a lot of pain. As the pain became unbearable, on April 19 evening we admitted him in the Balangir district headquarters hospital.”
“The doctor in the Government hospital told us that the operation was not done in a proper way and the doctor advised us to take him to VSS MCH, Burla. We immediately shifted him to Burla where he breathed his last,” said Jayaram, alleging that his father’s death could be due to faulty operation at the Harhar Nursing Home. He demanded strong action against the doctor. ADM Ashok Naik said, “I have told the Balangir Sub Collector to pay financial assistance under the Harischandra Yojana to the deceased family.”
Subsequently the district administration will extend other help, he added.