Published On : Sat, Dec 30th, 2017

Unable to show Aadhaar card, Kargil martyr’s wife denied medical treatment, dies

Sonipat: A Kargil martyr’s wife died after being refused treatment on the grounds of lack of Aadhaar card in Haryana’s Sonipat.

The incident took place on Friday.

The woman, who was in a serious condition, was rushed to the hospital for medical treatment by family members.

“I brought my mother in a serious condition to the hospital. They asked me to get the Aadhaar card. But I didn’t have it then so I showed them a copy on my phone,” said Pavan Kumar, the deceased woman’s son.

However, the hospital refused to treat the woman till the original document is furnished.

“I said that I will get Aadhaar in an hour or so. Meanwhile, begin with the treatment but the hospital refused to do so,” said Kumar.

The hospital management refuted all allegations of denying treatment but admitted that Aadhaar is necessary for documentation.

“We never denied them treatment. Please note that he never got the patient to the hospital. We have never stopped any treatment due to Aadhaar card ever. It is mandatory, not for treatment, but for documentation process,” said a doctor.