Siliguri, 15th January: Despite holding the state’s Swasthya Sathi card, an elderly man lost his life on Tuesday after failing to receive medical treatment at various private hospitals in Siliguri.
Siliguri Organizational BJP President Praveen Agarwal met the family of the deceased today. However, the family refused to interact with BJP leaders.
Mohammad Ghaffar, a resident of the Promodnagar area adjacent to Matigara, suffered a brain stroke. He was admitted to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in a critical condition, where the doctors referred him to another nursing home.
The family alleged that they visited several nursing homes in the city. However, not a single nursing home accepted their Swasthya Sathi card. With no other choice, the ailing man was kept at home without any treatment. Unfortunately, he died on Tuesday night.
After learning about the incident, several BJP activists including Siliguri organizational BJP district president Praveen Agarwal, Yuva president Kanchan Debnath, Matigara BJP leader Ananda Barman visited their house today. However, the deceased’s wife refused to discuss in this regard.
Meanwhile, Praveen Agarwal assured to provide all possible help to the mourning family. Addressing the media, Agarwal said that the state's Swasthya Sathi scheme is just a hoax. No nursing home in Siliguri is accepting the card. He accused the state of deceiving the poor people.