Health insurance frm asked to pay Rs 3 lk to claimant

Right to Public Service Act

A consumer court of Thane has ordered a health insurance company to pay Rs 3 lakhs to a claimant as it failed to prove that his wife was suffering from a disease prior to issuance of the policy. Complainant Dilip Mohite informed the Thane District Consumer Redressal Forum that he had taken a floater insurance for Rs 3 lakh […]

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Asbestos-related cancer: NHRC notice to health, environment ministries

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday issued notice to the health and environment ministries on a report that asbestos-related cancer was on the rise in India. Toxics Watch Alliance, an NGO fighting for environmental protection, alleged that about 50,000 Indians die every year because of asbestos-related cancer. “The complainant sought the commission’s intervention for […]

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Activists demand higher allocation for education, health

Civil society activists Tuesday urged the government to increase allocations for various social schemes, especially those related to health and education, as they directly impact the lives of the poor. “We have recommended that the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) should provide more opportunities to the marginalized sections and increase investments in public service such […]

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Health of citizens is wealth of nation: Court

‘The health of the citizens is the wealth of the nation’ and it cannot be allowed to be jeopardized, the Delhi High Court said Monday while slamming an anti-quota stir at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in 2006. The division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna said: ‘The […]

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