A girl has moved the Telangana High Court alleging that the body of her husband, who died of COVID-19, was not handed over to her by a personal hospital right here over pending dues, and sought reduction. The lady,a every day labourer, in a writ petition filed earlier than the court alleged that hospital administration did not hand over her 49-year-old husband’s stays after he died on the hospital on July 22 over non-payment of stability quantity of therapy.
The lady’s husband, who labored as a watchman, was admitted to the hospital on July 13 with high fever and respiratory issues. The hospital took his samples for COVID-19 take a look at and he was discovered to be contaminated by the virus.
The hospital medical doctors knowledgeable the girl that her husband died of coronavirus on Wednesday, she acknowledged within the petition.
The petition has been listed and can come up for listening to on Friday, the girl’s counsel mentioned.
The petitioner had initially paid an quantity of Rs 2. 50 lakh, which she had borrowed, and on July 22 the hospital authorities knowledgeable her that the entire therapy costs had been Rs 8. 91 lakh.
After deducting the advance quantity of Rs 2. 50 lakh, the hospital authorities requested the petitioner to pay the stability of Rs 6.41 lakh and take her husband’s stays.
Seeking to declare the hospital’s actions as unlawful, arbitrary, she requested the High Court to difficulty an order directing the hospital at hand over her husbands body with out insisting on the cost of the stability hospital therapy invoice.
The petitioner additionally named the state and central governments as different respondents in her petition.
Meanwhile, CEO of Continental Hospitals, Rahul Medakkarin a press release mentioned that the hospital was greatly surprised by the allegations in opposition to it and vehemently denied all of it. All the medical doctors on the hospital have given their best to revive the affected person all all through the 11 day ICU care even because the sufferers household was counselled concerning the therapy progress and response. Despite greatest efforts, the affected person developed problems and handed away.
“We empathize with the patient’s family, but such allegations are very disheartening and demoralizing to our staff and doctors doing greater public good,” the physician added.