A 44-year-old man was allegedly overwhelmed to demise by some employees of a personal hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh for “not paying Rs 4,000 entry fee”, his household alleged right this moment.
Police stated they’ve acquired CCTV footage of the alleged assault and registered an FIR.
The incident came about on Thursday when Sultan Khan was taken to the hospital at Dhorra bypass Road in Aligarh’s Kuwarsi space with acute belly ache, the household stated.
Sultan Khan’s relative Chaman Khan stated the hospital suggested them to get an ultrasound executed.
“At the time of admission, we inquired about the cost of the ultrasound examination. We were told that it would be Rs 4,500. We could not afford it, so we decided not to get our patient admitted,” he informed information company Press Trust of India.
In the in the meantime, the hospital gave Sultan Khan some medicines, he stated.
“Accordingly, we paid for the medicines but objected to a charge of Rs 4,000 which the clerk at the counter said was entry fees,” he alleged.
A replica of the invoice exhibits they have been charged simply above Rs 3,700 for medicines.
“As the family was moving out of the hospital premises without getting the ultrasound done, some hospital staff attacked us with wooden sticks. Sultan received a blow on his head and died shortly after,” Chaman Khan claimed.
According to information company PTI, Superintendent of Police (Aligarh) Abhishek stated for the reason that household couldn’t bear the bills quoted by the hospital, it determined to not get the affected person admitted.
“There was some dispute between the family and the hospital staff over some payments. His families have alleged that the patient died in the fight that ensued. The body has been sent for post-mortem,” he stated.
“Further action will be taken after post-mortem report is received,” he stated.
Sultan Khan’s relative stated that they’d first taken him to the government-run JN Medical College, however have been knowledgeable that he may solely be admitted after a coronavirus take a look at as a piece of the power is devoted for COVID-19 sufferers.
But the household stated they took him to the non-public hospital as his urinary passage was blocked.
An announcement from the hospital is awaited.
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