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Halima Sayed, 62, was discharged from Wockhardt Hospital in Mumbai after a 36-hour ordeal due to a billing dispute. Despite her sons paying ₹7.9 lakh of the ₹11-lakh bill, the hospital insisted on full payment before releasing her. The issue was resolved after the chief minister’s office intervened. The incident highlights the need for government regulation of pricing in private healthcare. The Bombay High Court has previously called the practice of detaining patients over disputed bills "inhuman".
A man has been booked for duping a bank for ₹60 lakh by availing a loan using forged documents and someone else’s insurance policy.
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A hotel executive in Mumbai was defrauded of ?9.5 lakh ($12,600) by cyber frauds posing as insurance agents offering help to withdraw a policy amount of around ?25 lakh ($33,000). The Bhoiwada police have registered a case against three unknown persons for cheating her over the internet. The fraudsters posed as executives from the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) and asked the complainant to pay a fee of ?9,000 ($120) to cancel the policy in her father?s name and start the process to withdraw the policy amount.
Updated on Jun 11, 2023 12:51 AM IST