The medical facilities in India have been deteriorating with each passing day. Doctors have been lethargic and insensitive to patient care and it has been causing an outrage everytime a case catches the media’s attention. Be it the case of a young man losing his life after getting pulled into an MRI machine, or the Max hospital doctors who pronounced a pair of twins while one of them was still alive.
After the Meerut hospital using the ambulance to ferry liquor for a doctor’s meet and Fortis hospital billing the parents of deceased 7-year-old exorbitant prices for dengue treatment, you’d think you’ve seen it all. But hear this out.
An ambulance driver asked for ₹2,500 to carry an underprivileged man’s son’s body from the hospital. The distance was a short 3kms.
Despite having paid the amount to the concerned doctor, the other workers demanded money for things like driving, carrying the body, the watchman who opened the gates and other petty things.
A concerned person who enraged by this captured the whole thing on camera. The driver is seen to be speaking really rudely, he challenged the man to take down his van’s number and do whatever else he wants. Even the bill that he gave wasn’t an actual one.
At one point, after the driver got his money, he snatched and tore the bill too. The video was shared on Facebook and it is really appalling to see people being so insensitive, shameless and inconsiderate of others’ grief and suffering.
This is happening in Karnataka. There can be such shameless people, difficult to believe.
Posted by Tinu Manish on 9 ಮಾರ್ಚ್ 2018
The man in the video clearly said it’s not about the money. It is about being considerate. The driver was asking a huge sum of money from someone who cannot afford it for driving his son’s dead body. He said,
“It’s not about the money. It’s about the disrespect shown to the dead body.”
He urges all of us to take a stand against such shameless behaviour. And if we don’t do it right now, our own people will keep suffering.