PVT HOSPITAL REFUSES FREE TREATMENT OF INFERTILITY TO EWS PATIENT
One of the 47 identified private hospitals obliged to provide free treatment in terms of the land lease clause to the patients belonging to economically weaker section (EWS) has refused free treatment of infertility to a 24 years old EWS female patient Manju. It is interesting to note that the hospital is providing treatment of infertility to the paid patients. The hospital argued that infertility being not a disease was not covered under free-treatment category. Of course, I am not a medical expert to comment upon the medical aspect of the matter. However, I see no valid and just reason on the part of the hospital to deny free treatment to Manju merely because she is poor and cannot pay to the hospital.