In a pathetic incident of alleged medical indifference, an elderly man was tied to a hospital bed in Madhya Pradesh after he allegedly failed to make payment of fees for his treatment.
Former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath tweeted to say that the incident “inhuman and barbaric” in nature. “Such inhuman, barbaric treatment of an elderly person in a hospital in Shajapur. The father was held hostage by the arms and legs with ropes for not paying the hospital bill,” he tweeted, sharing the video tied to the hospital bed.
After opposition surfaced from man quarters The hospital, however, claimed that he was having convulsions and as a result had his hands and legs tied so that he could not hurt himself.
But the he man’s family denied hospital claim and said that the hospital administration tied his legs and hands to bed after he failed to pay Rs 11,000.
“We had deposited a bill of Rs 5,000 at the time of admission but when the treatment took a few more days, we did not have the money to pay the bill,” said his daughter.
The doctor also added that the hospital had waived off their bill on humanitarian grounds.
After Social media spreader out memes criticising the ruling BJP establishment Madhya pradesh Chief Minister later tweeted. “A treatment meted to a senior citizen in a hospital in Shajapur has come to notice. The culprits will not be spared, strict action will be taken,”