80-year-old Laxmi Narayan tied to the bed in Shajapur City Hospital in Madhya Pradesh | Photo: ANI
80-year-old Laxmi Narayan tied to the bed in Shajapur City Hospital in Madhya Pradesh | Photo: ANI
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Shajapur: In a shocking incident in Madhya Pradesh, an elderly man was found tied to the hospital bed, at Shajapur’s City Hospital on Saturday, as kin failed to pay partial dues leaving the family distraught.

Aged 80, Laxmi Narayan, had travelled from Rajgarh district, 38 kilometres away from Shajapur area for medical treatment. During the treatment, the family had paid Rs 6,000, followed by another Rs 5,000. However, at the time of discharge, the hospital asked the kin to pay Rs 11,270 more.

Narayan’s family did not have the required amount, and because of Covid-19 lockdown, they could not even make any other arrangements.

After the appalling incident was brought to the administration’s notice, they assured that necessary steps would be taken at the earliest.

“We have sent a team of Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) and a doctor, to the hospital to investigate the matter. This should not have happened and we will ensure that appropriate action is taken against the hospital,” District Collector Dinesh Jain told ANI.

Jain condoned the hospital’s behaviour and assured that corrective measures will be taken so that no such incident is repeated.


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  1. Very bad.Hospital owner should be taken to task.If possible patient should be compensated for the agony he under gone. Most of the hospital owners are blood suckers .

    • How about arresting the ppl involved for unlawful confinement and kidnapping .. No the trustees are too rich and well connected probably a few political figures have a stake in it. The modi government should set an example of this hospital if it wants to endear itself to the poor of this country.

  2. Very sad , But what can you expect in BJP ruling state?
    Please check the details of the hospital definitely they may have link with BJP.

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