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Relatives of 60-year-old Srinivas, who succumbed to head injuries at Sparsh Hospital on Hosur Road on Tuesday, have accused the hospital staff of negligence and not discharging the patient to increase the medical bill.

Published: 23rd April 2014 08:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd April 2014 08:29 AM   |  A+A-

Relatives of 60-year-old Srinivas, who succumbed to head injuries at Sparsh Hospital on Hosur Road on Tuesday, have accused the hospital staff of negligence and not discharging the patient to increase the medical bill.

Srinivas was hit by a car while crossing a road at Bommanahalli on Sunday and the car driver himself admitted him and paid `1 lakh to the family towards treatment.

A family member said that after doctors told them that Srinivas was critical and his treatment cost about `1.5 lakh, the family insisted that he be discharged so that they could take him to NIMHANS. But the hospital ignored the requests and the doctors informed the family of Srinivas’ death on Tuesday, the relative said.

On hearing about the death, the family members gathered at the hospital and shouted slogans. The Hebbagudi police heard both versions and pacified the family. The body was later taken to Victoria Hospital for autopsy.

Hospital Speaks

Dr Sharan Patil,  Chairman, Sparsh Hospital, said the patient was admitted to the ICU with serious head injuries and the family members were told about his critical condition.  ENS

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