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12 Oct 2018

Noida: Girl denied treatment for not having Aadhaar; Nadda intervenes

9-year-old girl denied treatment over Aadhaar in Noida

A nine-year-old girl from Noida was allegedly denied treatment at a Delhi government hospital for not having Aadhaar.

She was later admitted to Safdarjung Hospital after Health Minister JP Nadda intervened.

Highlighting the issue, BJP MP Manoj Tiwari tweeted, "Kejriwal ji why are you dividing the national capital...JP Nadda ji no better thing will happen in this Navaratri if this girl gets treated (sic)."

In context

9-year-old girl denied treatment over Aadhaar in Noida

Tiwari's tweet that highlighted this case

Nadda intervened and made sure the girl got proper treatment

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Nadda intervened and made sure the girl got proper treatment

A few hours after Tiwari's tweet, Nadda had tweeted back, saying the girl was being treated at the Safdarjung Hospital.

"Everyone should get proper treatment. That's my priority. Bitiya has been brought to the Safdarjung hospital. The doctors of the department concerned will treat her. I pray to goddess Jagdamba for the long life of our Bitiya," the Minister had tweeted in Hindi.

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Nadda tweeted about the girl getting treated at Safdarjung

The case

What had happened to the girl?

The girl suffered from frequent convulsions and was referred to the government-run hospital for treatment, Medical Superintendent of Safdarjung Hospital Dr. Rajendra Sharma said.

"She is being treated by a pediatric neurologist Dr. Rachna Sehgal on the directions of the Union Health Minister," he said.

Initially, she was denied treatment by Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Narayan Hospital for not having an Aadhaar card.

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