In a shocking incident, a Covid-19 victim's family was asked to pay Rs 5.22 lakh more to collect the body, in addition to Rs 5.30 lakh, which was deposited earlier.
Mohammed Abbas Ali, a resident of Talabkatta, Bhawani Nagar in Hyderabad, was admitted to KIMS Begumpet on June 19 after several government hospitals refused to admit him due to non-availability of beds. Following his admission, he was found to be coronavirus positive.
Despite him belonging to a poor family, his son arranged an amount of Rs 5 lakh 30 thousand and paid to the hospital.
Meanwhile, Mohammed Abbas Ali passed away on July 4 after surviving for 15 days. Following his death, his son was asked by the hospital authorities to deposit another sum of Rs 5.22 for taking the dead body.
MBT's Amjed Ullah Khan steps in
Mohammed Abbas Ali's son got in touch with former corporator and leader of the Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT) to help them in getting the dead body of their father.
Amjed Ullah Khan has requested Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao and Minister for Medical, Health and Family Welfare Eatala Rajender to step in and see that Mohammed Abbas Ali's body is handed over to his family immediately so that his last rites can be performed.
Meanwhile, International Business Times, India, got in touch with MBT's Amjed Ullah Khan who confirmed that Mohammed Abbas Ali's body will be released in some time without the family paying the additional amount.
Stopping the dead body that to of a Covid-19 patient is a very grave crime but it has become common in every Corporate Hospitals in Hyderabad. In spite of daily complaints, the State Govt is not taking any action against this Corporate loot. No Govt Hospital is following the GO Rt No: 248 issued by the Govt of Telangana," said Khan.
Amjed Ullah Khan shares entire incident on Facebook
Mohammed Abbas Ali a resident of Talabkatta, Bhawani Nagar who was admitted in KIMS Begumpet on 19th June, later he was found Covid-19 positive, Inspite of he belonging to a poor family his sons could arrange Rs/ 5.30 lakhs and paid to the hospital. Before admitting him in KIMS his family took him to many Govt Hospital's but was refused due to non availability of beds.
After surviving for 15 days he died today ie 4th July, His son's were shocked when th he hospital authorities asked them to pay Rs/ 5.22 more for taking the dead body. His sons brought to the notice of Amjed Ullah Khan (Spokesman) #MBT and requested him to help them in getting the dead body of their father. Mr Khan said stopping the dead body that to a Covid-19 patient dead body is very grave crime but it has become common in every Corporate Hospital's in Hyderabad, Inspite of daily complaint the State Govt is not taking any action against this Corporate loot. No Govt Hospital is following the GO Rt No: 248 issued by the Govt of Telangana.
Amjed Ullah Khan requested Sri K T Rama Rao, Minister for MA&UD and Sri Eatala Rajender, Minister for Health Govt of Telangana to interfe in Mohammed Abbas Ali matter and see that his body his handed over to his sons immediately so that his last rites can be performed as soon as possible.