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  Metros   Mumbai  23 Aug 2018  MBMC fails to renew med policies of 1,500 staffers

MBMC fails to renew med policies of 1,500 staffers

THE ASIAN AGE. | SURESH GOLANI
Published : Aug 23, 2018, 2:17 am IST
Updated : Aug 23, 2018, 2:17 am IST

Thus exposing the apathy of officials and the ruling governance towards the well being of its own staffers.

The worst affected are the 700-odd class IV workers.
 The worst affected are the 700-odd class IV workers.

Mumbai: In a shocking revelation, the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) which boasts of a 1,369 crore annual budget has failed to renew the medical insurance policy of its employees whose staff strength is above 1,500. Thus exposing the apathy of officials and the ruling governance tow-ards the well being of its own staffers.

The policy’s have rema-ined in a lapse mode for more than sixteen mont-hs now, as the civic admi-nistration has failed to renew the cashless medi-claim system worth Rs 2 lakh each, since April 20, 2017. The worst affected are the 700-odd class IV workers-mostly from the sanitation department who are prone to illness owing to the hazardous nature of their job. As a stop gap arrangement, employees are supposed to foot medical expenses from their own pocket which is later reimbursed by the civic body, albeit after an approval from the district civil surgeon- which according to MBMC personnel was a herculean task.

 

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