'Denial of treatment to martyr's wife should scare every family'

ANI | Updated: Dec 30, 2017 14:09 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec 30 (ANI): The alleged denial of treatment to a Kargil martyr's wife by a private hospital in Haryana has incited similar fears in the family of another Kargil martyr, Major CB Dwivedi.

"I can't imagine it happened to a martyr's wife, because it gets me scared for my own family," Major Dwivedi's daughter Diksha told ANI, and added, "Every family should be scared and not just a martyr's family."

"We have been given benefits of availing medical treatment through Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) card but connecting it with Aadhaar Card is ridiculous," she further said.

Yesterday, a wife of a Kargil braveheart died at a private hospital in Haryana's Sonipat after allegedly being denied treatment due to non-availability of Aadhaar Card.

The hospital in question has, however, denied the allegations levelled by the victim's son saying that the patient never got to the hospital, and that Aadhaar card was mandatory only for the documentation process and not for treatment. (ANI)