Mediclaim valid in ectopic pregnancy
Insurance Companies generally repudiate any delivery-related claims in the first year of the mediclaim policy. A new rule, however, says they cannot reject claims of ‘ectopic pregnancy’ during this period, which results either in a stillborn baby or the mother’s death.
The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission in a benchmark judgment differentiated ectopic pregnancy from ordinary pregnancy and ruled that insurance companies were bound to reimburse the expenses incurred by policyholders, even during the first year of the policy. “Merely because the word ‘pregnancy’ is co-joined with it, ectopic pregnancy cannot be categorised as an ordinary pregnancy,” held Commission President (Justice) JD Kapoor.
Justice Kapoor gave the ruling while directing the Oriental Insurance Company to pay the entire bill amount of Rs 55,556.45 and a compensation worth Rs 10,000 to Laure Brar, whose claim, the judge said, was “illegally repudiated” by “wrongly invoking” the exclusion clause in the policy.
Laure took a mediclaim policy from the company for a year on November 21, 1995.
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw the Electricity Amendment Bill, 2022, to allow consultation with all stakeholders, including the states, farmers and farmer unions. “However, the amendment bill is being brought in the Parliament tomorrow without discussions with stakeholders,” wrote Sukhbir, adding the states were concerned that their rights will be trampled on if the Amendment Bill were to be enacted in its current form.
Passing the driving test in Delhi is likely to get slightly easier from Monday, with the state government likely to do away with some portions of the exercise that don't compromise on safety standards, said transport department officials aware of the matter. A candidate will get 150 seconds to pass the parallel parking test, up from 120 seconds. Delhi has 15 functional driving tests tracks, of which 13 are automated.
Six-year-old Mohan Singh was separated from his family during the bloody riots of 1947, in which 22 members of his family were slaughtered in the communal violence unleashed in his village, Chak 37, in Pakistan. Seventy-five years on, Mohan Singh, who was raised by a Muslim family in Pakistan, is all set to meet his family members who managed to successfully cross to India at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, a week before Independence Day.
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