The spouse of a 58-year-old assistant sub-inspector (ASI), who retired on March 31 from Dongri police station and later examined optimistic for Covid-19, wrote to the house minister and senior cops looking for monetary assist, as his remedy bills are more likely to be Rs25 lakh. The retired personnel is present process remedy at a personal hospital and has been placed on a ventilator.
The household has organized for Rs13.5 lakh, his son stated. “We have been helped by our family and friends to a great extent. Now we have requested the home department and Mumbai Police commissioner to help us and we are hoping that they will,” the retired ASI’s son stated.
The household stays at BIT chawl police colony at Mumbai Central. In her letter, the retired ASI’s spouse acknowledged that her son is finding out in faculty and her husband was the one incomes member of the household. Thus, it was not doable for her to pay the quantity.
Naval Bajaj, joint commissioner of police (admin), stated, “As per the rules, the Maharashtra Police’s Kutumb Arogya Yojana [under which police personnel and their families can avail free treatment] expires once a staff member retires from the service. However, we are exploring other ways through which we can help him.”
According to the letter, the ASI was affected by chilly and fever on March 20. “He did not apply for medical leave as he wanted to serve for the 10 days left in his service,” acknowledged the letter.
Later, even after retiring on March 31, he continued to stay unwell for greater than a month. The ASI visited a neighborhood doctor, who instructed him to endure a Covid-19 take a look at, during which he examined optimistic.
“In May, his test results came positive and we had to shift him to a hospital. We tried to admit him to several hospitals, but there were no beds available. Then I received a call from the private hospital and we admitted him there on May 6. His condition deteriorated and he had to be put on ventilator. His condition has not completely improved yet,” the letter acknowledged.