Amethi: In a shocking incident from Amethi, a patient was allegedly refused treatment at the Sanjay Gandhi hospital in the district for carrying Ayshman Bharat card of PM Modi’s flagship health scheme for the poor. 

The poverty-stricken patient died as doctors said the “hospital is Rahul Gandhi’s and not that of PM Modi or CM Yogi; the card will not work here”.

The heart-wrenching story was tweeted by Rahul Gandhi’s chief challenger and Union minister Smriti Irani who has emerged to give the Congress president and Gandhi family scion a run for his money.

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“I am speechless today. One can someone stoop so low, I had never imagined. A poor man was left to die because he was carrying Modi’s Ayushman card, but the hospital is Rahul Gandhi’s,” Irani tweeted.

“We admitted my uncle in the Sanjay Gandhi hospital and we gave the doctors the Ayushman Card. The doctor said ‘this is Rahul ji’s hospital and not that of PM Yogi or CM Yogi. The Ayushman card does not work here’. Our uncle died on April 26,” the bereaved family said.  

When Irani asked whether they had reported the incident as the hospital was empanelled under the Ayushman Bharat scheme, the relative of the deceased said he had called the helpline, but could not get help owing to his ignorance and no education.

“We pleaded with Dr Siddharth with folded hands and fell at his feet; we told him our uncle was dying, but he said we could take him to another hospital,” he said.

“See he is Rohit, my uncle’s son. Now he is without a father. He has minor siblings they are now without a father,” the family said.