VIJAYAWADA: Residents of New Rajarajeswaripet staged a rasta roko at Andhra Hospital on Monday blaming the hospital for the death of a 4-month-old boy. It was alleged that the hospital tried to fleece his parents even after the boy’s death.
Speaking to Express, Yedavalli Sydulu, a lorry driver, said he admitted his son Tanish in the hospital on February 29 as the infant was suffering from a nasal disorder. He paid Rs 9,000 to admit the boy.
The hospital authorities kept the boy in the intensive care unit (ICU). Later, he paid Rs 10,000 for bed charges and Rs 7,000 to Rs 12,000 per day for medicines.
He paid a total amount of Rs 1.3 lakh to the hospital for the treatment of his son.
The hospital authorities informed him at 4 pm today that the boy died. Just before revealing the boy’s death, they collected `10,000 from him. Later, they demanded Rs 25,000 to give the body.