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Supreme Court Seeks Centre, IRDA’s Take On Insurance Cover For Mental Illness

New Delhi: Amid the raging debate over the loss of life of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who’s alleged to have been depressed earlier than his obvious suicide on June 14, Supreme Courtroom on Tuesday issued discover to the Centre and Insurance coverage Regulatory and Improvement Authority (IRDA) on a PIL looking for path to all insurance coverage corporations to increase medical insurance coverage for remedy of psychological sickness.

A bench comprising Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman, Navin Sinha and B.R. Gavai issued the discover and sought replies from the Centre and IRDA.

The PIL filed by advocate Gaurav Kumar Bansal argues that regardless of Part 21 of Psychological Well being Care Act 2017 particularly stating it, adopted by an IRDA order in August 2018, not one of the insurance coverage corporations are complying with it.

The petitioner has urged the apex court docket to direct the Centre, IRDA to situation path to all insurance coverage corporations to increase medical insurance coverage for remedy of psychological sickness.

The PIL relied upon the definition of psychological sickness underneath the legislation.

The petition contended that regardless of Sec 21 (4) of Psychological Well being Act stating it, adopted by August 2018 IRDA order, the insurance coverage corporations are usually not complying, and there’s no provision but to increase medical insurance coverage for remedy of psychological sickness.

(IANS)

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