A 44-year-old man was allegedly crushed to demise by some workers of a personal hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh for “not paying Rs 4,000 entry price”, his household alleged as we speak.
Police mentioned they’ve acquired CCTV footage of the alleged assault and registered an FIR.
The incident passed off on Thursday when Sultan Khan was taken to the hospital at Dhorra bypass Highway in Aligarh’s Kuwarsi space with acute belly ache, the household mentioned.
Sultan Khan’s relative Chaman Khan mentioned the hospital suggested them to get an ultrasound finished.
“On the time of admission, we inquired about the price of the ultrasound examination. We had been informed that it might be Rs 4,500. We couldn’t afford it, so we determined to not get our affected person admitted,” he informed information company Press Belief of India.
In the mean time, the hospital gave Sultan Khan some medicines, he mentioned.
“Accordingly, we paid for the medicines however objected to a cost of Rs 4,000 which the clerk on the counter mentioned was entry charges,” he alleged.
A duplicate of the invoice exhibits they had been charged simply above Rs 3,700 for medicines.
“Because the household was shifting out of the hospital premises with out getting the ultrasound finished, some hospital workers attacked us with picket sticks. Sultan acquired a blow on his head and died shortly after,” Chaman Khan claimed.
In accordance with information company PTI, Superintendent of Police (Aligarh) Abhishek mentioned 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 household and the hospital workers over some funds. His households have alleged that the affected person died within the combat that ensued. The physique has been despatched for autopsy,” he mentioned.
“Additional motion can be taken after autopsy report is acquired,” he mentioned.
Sultan Khan’s relative mentioned that they’d first taken him to the government-run JN Medical School, however had been knowledgeable that he might solely be admitted after a coronavirus check as a bit of the power is devoted for COVID-19 sufferers.
However the household mentioned they took him to the non-public hospital as his urinary passage was blocked.
A press release from the hospital is awaited.
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