Six die at KS Care Hospital in Kurnool: Hospital MD arrested
Criminal case registered, hospital MD arrested
Kurnool: Atrocities took place on Saturday morning at KS Care, a private hospital in Kurnool, which is treating Covid patients without taking any permission from the government. Six corona victims died of oxygen deprivation due to hospital ownership management failure.
Among them are Maddileti (40) of RS Pendekal in Pathikonda mandal of Kurnool district, Ananthayya (70) of Don, Hampamma (65) of Nandavaram village in Emmiganur mandal, Raghunathreddy (40) of Pulivendula in Waissar district and Zainab (53) of Kadapa. Another died on the way to a different hospital. However, Kurnool District Collector Veerapandian said that lack of oxygen was not the cause of the deaths.
A full investigation into the incident is underway. He said measures have been taken to ensure there is no shortage of oxygen anywhere in the district.
Covid was treated at the KS Care private hospital without any permission from the government. However, when the relatives of the remaining patients found out that there was a shortage of oxygen in the hospital, they rushed them to other hospitals immediately. They brought private oxygen cylinders to protect themselves and tried to protect them.
Without permission: Criminal case on ownership
District SP Dr Fakkirappa said a criminal case has been registered against KS Care Hospital owner for providing Covid treatment without permission and MD Dr Lalbahudur Shastri has been arrested. He along with Collector Veerapandian reached the hospital and inquired about the details of the incident. Action will be taken under the Disaster Management Act.
Authorities raid a private hospital in Guntur
Guntur Rural: Authorities on Saturday raided a private hospital which was charging huge fees for treating Covid without taking permission. Going into details .. Praveen Hospital in Pedapalakaluru, Guntur Rural Zone is violating government regulations and treating Covid without taking permission. Upon receiving the information, Revenue and police officials sent a volunteer to the hospital as part of a pre-plan to conduct a Covid examination. The lab assistant at the hospital charged Rs 3,500 for this.
The volunteer who took the test receipt provided information to the officers. Authorities arrived at the hospital and found that 12 Covid patients were being treated. The hospital management was found to be charging Rs 3,500 per patient for Covid examination, Rs 30,000 per bed per day, over Rs 2 lakh per person for other injections and treatment. Authorities are concerned about the deaths of three of the Covid patients who are already being treated here. A case was registered against Dr Praveen and another doctor and hospital records were seized.