Medical insurance is an essential service in the modern India.
But the state government in Punjab is now demanding that the service be provided by HIF.
This is not the first time that HIF has been accused of violating the Right to Medical Care Act (RTM) by charging higher prices for the same insurance.
The RTM provides for the provision of insurance at a reasonable price.
In Punjab, the price is high.
The RTM has been repeatedly criticised by the Centre and state governments.
The Punjab Government has claimed that the HIF is violating the right to health.
“The government will pay Rs 30,000 per month as per the RTM and then it will be paid at the time of death,” the Hif spokesman said in a statement.
“The state government has been making this demand since the day that it started the campaign.
The demand for the government to pay Rs 25,000 has been met and the money is being distributed as per our instructions.”HIF’s spokesperson said that the company was only offering a “basic” insurance scheme.
“In our policy, the amount of the premium will be based on the gross amount of a claim.
If the gross is over Rs 10,000, the premium is Rs 10 lakh per person.
If there is a loss, we would offer a replacement policy,” he said.HIF said that it is not a government agency and the state governments should pay for the premium.
“There is a need to pay a premium for the basic insurance, otherwise we cannot be responsible for it,” the spokesperson said.