Hyderabad: A woman, Vijaya Kesari, accused the AIG Hospital staff of forcefully conducting multiple medical tests and admitting her and her father into the hospital stating that they tested positive for Covid-19. Vijaya says on the selfie video,” I have no symptoms, I am asymptomatic and all we got is medication, not a single injection even.”
“In all the bills, they have written that I have been given oxygen. All fraudulent charges have been added to the bill. Even for my dad, they have charged for the medication they haven’t given him. When I questioned the admin about the same, they are trying to discharge us in a hurry. They also asked me not to see each line and question them. I have no idea what to do now,” Vijaya said in the video.
The woman is seen pleading and requesting Minister for health Eatala Rajendra to help her.
“I wanted to talk to the chairman of the hospital, but the staff here has been trying to see that I and my father get discharged. People come to hospitals to get treated and feel better, instead, I am being harassed. Is this the way hospitals should treat patients?,” she asked in the video.
To which Hospital management responded saying, "The said person’s father ( 71 ) was admitted to our hospital following a chronic condition previously. On 25th June, he reported in our Emergency Department with a complaint of disorientation, frequent urination, and loose stools. Subsequently, the patient was advised for admission. Considering the case for hospitalization and as per protocols, given his vulnerable age group, the COVID-19 test was conducted that came positive. The patient voluntarily opted for a Private AC room. Later, as his daughter was a close contact, she too was tested for COVID-19 and was found positive. Being mildly symptomatic, she was advised home quarantine but she herself choose to be hospitalized in the same room as of her father".
Further added, " In this case, the final bill was based only and only on all the drugs, consumables and services that were related to both the patients, amounting to a total of Rs 2.06 Lakh (including everything for a hospital stay of 21 bed days (13 days for the father and 8 days for the daughter). Both the patients are clinically stable and as per guidelines were advised to be discharged".