New Delhi, Feb 18: In a major relief to central government employees and pensioners, the Supreme Court has said that a government employee cannot be denied Mediclaim just because he/she chose a private hospital for treatment during emergency.
The court said that an employee or a pensioner cannot be denied their share of Mediclaim even for receiving treatment outside CGHS-empanelled hospitals & the right to medical claim cannot be denied merely because the name of the hospital is not included in the government order.
The court said the government will have to verify that the claim being made by an employee or pensioner is in the record of certified doctor or hospital or not. The SC said that the government can also verify if the employee or pensioner concerned have actually taken treatment or not. Based on these facts, an employee or a pensioner can be denied or granted Mediclaim.