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Another good news for consumers in the healthcare sector

A recent report by the Times of India said that a district consumer court in Pune has directed the New India Assurance Company to pay up a complainant a lumpsum of Rs 35,000 towards settlement of his claims and Rs 5,000 as compensation to Wanowrie-resident Jitendra Ghodke for wrongfully repudiating his claim for medical treatment.

The report said that the New India Assurance Company rejected the claim on the ground that dental treatment was not covered under the policy.

However, the consumer court made it clear that dental treatment was only one of the various treatments Ghodke had availed during his three-day hospitalisation.

“As such, the insurer is liable to pay for other treatments and hospital room rent rather than reject his claim in toto,” the bench ruled on May 15.

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