Consumer Forum asks insurance company to Rs 1.7 lakh to woman
The district consumer forum has directed an insurance company to pay close to Rs two lakh to a woman suffering from brain tumour, after she was denied a claim by it.
Rs 1,71,332 with eight per cent interests along with additional Rs 15000 should be paid to the woman, counsel for the complainant Devendra Mohan Mathur quoted the forum as saying.
Archna Gupta had presented her case before the forum in 2012, complaining she was not compensated by the company after suffering from the disease.
She had purchased a policy from Apollo Munich Health Insurance company.
She had told the forum that she was detected with brain tumor and was operated in a private hospital and incurred an expenditure of Rs 1,71,332.
She said when she filed papers to reimburse the amount, the company rejected the claim on the grounds that she had been ill for two years before the policy and as a rule was not entitled to the claim.
After hearing the matter, Chairman of the forum, R S Kulhari and member Srichand Kumawat has passed an order.