When his wife was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Mr Bajpai was in shock.
He had to go back to his parents’ house and look for work.
He said that he was never offered any job, and he had to work two to three days a week at a restaurant.
He added that when he finally got a job, it was not a part-time job and he was paid at least Rs 1,000 per day.
He was forced to take on an extra job to make ends meet.
He also faced a lot of financial stress as his wife’s treatment progressed.
He was able to save for her treatment but he did not receive any money for her hospitalization.
Mr Bajnpach said that the family has not received any compensation from the government, nor have they received any assistance from the hospital.
He claims that his wife is now suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and that her health is not improving.
“I am in shock because of the amount of expenses I have to pay,” he said.
“I had to pay Rs 10,000 for the treatment, and Rs 2,000 to her hospital for her surgery.
We have to repay all of that for the cost of the surgery.
I am still waiting for Rs 5,000.
She has to pay all of this on top of the Rs 1 lakh she had to put up for her care.”
The government is yet to respond to Mr Baja’s complaints, but he is demanding compensation from it.
“It is the government that has not paid us any compensation, and we want compensation from them,” he added.
Mr Jain, the lawyer, said that even if Mr Bajoj is denied compensation, he would still file a police complaint and seek compensation from government agencies.
“If the government is not paying us, we will file a case with the police,” he told NDTV.
“Even if the government pays us compensation, we should also file a criminal case against them and we will pursue the case to the fullest extent of the law.”
Mr Jains complaint comes as the government and the National Rural Employment Guarantee Agency (NREGA) have been struggling to get the rural economy back on track.
In February, the government decided to allow the National Food Security Act (NFSA) to be used to implement the new Act.
However, this was a short-term fix.
The government’s new plan to ease the burden on the rural sector was met with criticism, particularly by the rural youth.