GUNTAKAL, 17 Nov: What could be the state of a wife who was forced to drag her ailing husband in the government hospital for the treatment in Anantapur.
In an extreme apathy towards a couple, a wife was forced to drag her husband on the ramp of the Andhra Pradesh’s government hospital after the staff allegedly expressed inability to provide a stretcher to carry him.
The man Srinivasa Chary, 45 was suffering from symptoms of gastroenteritis. His wife Sree Vani, 40, brought him to the hospital with the hope of her husband will get recover soon but what she faced was completely disappointing. The Hospital staff bluntly told her that they did not have stretchers.
Sadly, when the woman left with no option, she dragged her husband from the ground floor to the first floor of the hospital and more surprisingly other attendants watched on as mute spectators.
Chary and Vani living in Madina Masjid area in the town. They hired a rickshaw to reach the Hospital where Vani asked the hospital staff to provide her a stretcher or a wheel chair so that she could carry her husband to the consultation room on the first floor.
“I told them that I will push the stretcher. But, the staff did not provide the stretcher,” Vani expressed adding that she was forced to drag her husband on the hospital ramp after waiting for an hour in vain.
Vani informed that Chary has been paralysed after he suffered a stroke. He used to work as a security guard in Hyderabad.
However, Hospital administrative officer Dr Mallikharjun after taking a note to the incident stated that he would inquire into the incident and initiate disciplinary action against all those responsible for the inhuman act. He said he came to know about the incident late though it took place on Wednesday.
The hospital authorities ensured the couple to take action against the erring staff after local MLA Jitender Goud visited the ward.
Earlier also, similar incidents where Hospital denied ambulance to locals hit the headlines. It is the high time for the government to have a check on the Hospitals which are forcing people to this situation.