Recently, a video that is making rounds on the internet portrays the lowest that humanity could droop too, making netizens question, Does humanity no longer exists?
The video features an eighty-year-old senior citizen, namely, Laxmi Narayan who hails from Khilchipur Tehsil in Rajgarh district. Reportedly, humanity the elderly person was admitted to the hospital by his kinsman after he had complained of facing a stomach ache. In the video, the old man could be seen lying on the hospital bed as his feet are tied to the bed. It is proclaimed that the hospital authorities undertook this inhuman step after his family failed to make the full payment of the treatment cost to the hospital’s management.
In the follow-up action, it is informed that the Shajapur administration has sent a notice to the private concern on the 07th of June 2020 over this brutish act of absolutely no compassion.
The district which is located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan who is Chief Minister of MP in a reactionary tweet acknowledging the incident took to his Twitter account as he tweeted, “A matter relating to the cruelest behavior with an elderly citizen a hospital humanity in Shajapur has come to my notice. The accused won’t be spared, the strictest action will be taken.”
Prakash Vishnu Phulambrikar, District Chief Medical and Health Oﬃcer informing about the initial action undertaken stated that a team constituting the SubDivisional Magistrate, a medical specialist, and the District Health Oﬃce had taken a visit to the hospital in concern but had found the family leaving the hospital with the elderly man.
Dr. Phulambrikar was reported informing about the future course of action that would be followed as he said, “A tahsildar has been sent to the man’s village to record his statement,
The hospital has been asked to respond within 48 hours. If found unsatisfactory, further action will be taken against it.” Adding on the hospital’s response, Dr. Phulambrikar said that the case sheet of the patient revealed that he had been facing seizures and the hospital defending its stance that they tied him with rope as he faced convulsions. Dr. Phulambrikar said that even in such cases usage of bandages is medically acceptable unlike the savage way of treatments.
Additional District Magistrate Manjusha Vikrant Rai stated “We are tracing the hospital’s owner who had gone to another city,”
It was also reported by the patient’s daughter that the family has paid Rs.5000 earlier and Rs.6000 later on but the hospital demanded an additional Rs.11000.
The family was in financial strain owing to the nationwide lockdown and was also helpless in securing the additional amount from any other source as well.