Elderly man dies during treatment, irate relatives ransack Bhopal hospital

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Feb 14, 2015 16:25 IST

Angered over the death of an elderly cancer patient, his family members went on a rampage damaging the intensive care unit of a privately-run hospital in Bhopal on Friday, said a medical official at the facility.

They refused to clear the hospitals bills, said chief executive officer of the Akshay Hospital Dr Deepak Chaturvedi.

Kundan Yadav, 50, who was suffering from pancreatic cancer was admitted to the hospital, died and his son, Deepak, who claimed to be a member of the right-wing Bajranj Dal, created a ruckus and ransacked the intensive care unit damaging many vital instruments, said Chaturvedi.

He said the relative left without paying the hospital bills, which amounted to more than Rs 2 lakh.

“The patient was admitted to the hospital on January 26. Two surgeries were performed on him and he was on ventilator for last few days,” Chaturvedi said.

When asked whether he had lodged any police complaint, Chaturvedi said that after a local Bajrang Dal leader approached the hospital, saying that Yadav—an activist of its youth wing—had become emotional because of his father’s death, the hospital authorities decided not to press charges.

Police later managed to pacify the agitated family members of the deceased.

An official at the Habibganj police station said that no complaint was filed as the hospital administration did not press charges, terming it as an emotional outburst on the part of the aggrieved family.

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