Police arrests nursing home owner and staff, after man commits suicide over inflated medical bills
Recently chief minister Mamata Banerjee cracked whip on private hospital and nursing homes and proposed to bring in state health regulatory commission.kolkata Updated: Feb 26, 2017 15:06 IST
Four persons including the owner and staffs of the private Nursing Home was arrested by police after man killed self allegedly unable to pay daughter’s inflated medical. The incident took place in Burdwan town about 100 kms from Kolkata.
Recently chief minister Mamata Banerjee cracked whip on private hospital and nursing homes and proposed to bring in state health regulatory commission.
Owners and a staff of G D nursing home in Burdwan town was arrested by police on Sunday. Sheikh Joynal, Munshi Muhammed Hasibul Kabir, Abul Khatib and Souvik santra was arrested by police. Seikh Joynal is the owner of the nursing home, while Kabir and Munshi are his partners. Santra is a staff of the nursing home.
“Those arrested have been booked under various sections including abetment to suicide<” said a senior police officer of Burdwan.
Chumki Lete of Katti village in Birbhum district was admitted to the Nursing Home in Burdwan town on February 20. Chumki’s father Tapan, a farmer, allegedly committed suicide as he was unable to pay the hospital bill of Rs 44,000, sources said.
Following the incident police registered a suo moto case and initiated investigation.
The villagers complained to the Burdwan district administration about the alleged over charging by the nursing home authorities which prompted Tapan to commit suicide. Based on the complaint the police detained the four persons for questioning in regard to the alleged over-charging and lack of basic infrastructure in the nursing home on Saturday. Later they were arrested.
Top private hospital in Kolkata courted controversy for allegedly refusing to release a patient without settling of dues. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee had on Wednesday at a meeting with representatives of different private hospitals warned them against over-charging patients and negligence in treatment, apart from announcing setting up of a regulatory commission to monitor their functioning.