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Congress hasn’t mentioned anything in its manifesto about waiving off medical bills of the patients who die in hospital

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A Facebook post claiming that if Congress forms government at the centre, it would waive-off medical bill of those patients who die in hospital is being shared by many users. Let’s try to analyze the claims made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: Congress Party has said that if it forms government at the centre, it would waive-off medical bills of those patients who die in hospitals (both private and government).  

Fact: In its manifesto, Congress has nowhere spoken about waiving off the medical bills of hospitals, both government and private, if the patient passes away. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

In the Congress party’s manifesto for 2019 elections, in page 46, it can be found that Congress has discussed about improving healthcare facilities and increase of expenditure on medical related activities but it didn’t mention anywhere about waiving off the patient’s medical bill if he dies in the hospital.

Hence, Congress hasn’t mentioned anything in its manifesto about waiving off medical bills of the patients who die in hospital.

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