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Fortis’ greed held body of a BPL family’s baby over Rs 3,500

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By NewsGram Staff-Writer

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Displaying an utter act of inhumanity, Fortis Hospital in Vasant Kunj held the body of a 17-day old baby over a mere due of Rs 3,500. The mournful parents of the deceased child belong to below poverty line (BPL) category. Later, the body was released after an intervention by a local MLA. He said the treatment should have been free of cost to the BPL family.

Father of the child Sandeep, who works as a driver in Vasant Kunj explained, “We had already paid Rs 20,000 as security deposit at the time of admission in the hospital. I have already lost four children and this fifth new born was suffering from a heart disease by birth.” The child was rushed to Fortis in an emergency when he stopped breathing after crying. Shortly, he was declared dead by the hospital authorities. He was under treatment at AIIMS.

Later, the hospital denied giving body to the family until they cleared the dues. Sandeep told that he somehow arranged the security deposit amount and could not afford anything more. He also explained about him being a BPL beneficiary, but the hospital denied any help. After a round of argument, Sandeep stiffly denied paying a single penny and demanded an explanation for not treating them accordingly.

Fortis Hospital in its statement scrapped all the charges saying that the body was handed over to the family well on time. They also denied levying any charges from the parents and said the treatment was done properly under BPL policies.

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Musk has made a promise that he would donate 250,000 masks with the N95 protection level, which belong to his companies, to hospitals. Wikimedia Commons

In a bid to help battle the novel coronavirus pandemic, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has donated 50,000 N95 surgical masks and various protective items to a hospital in the US.

Musk has made a promise that he would donate 250,000 masks with the N95 protection level, which belong to his companies, to hospitals.

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Health Hospital received a truckload of various protective items, including masks and gowns from Tesla, according to tesmanian.com.

According to the report, 50,000 masks designed to protect the health of medical personnel in the hospital were delivered to Dr Kristina Adams Waldorf.

“The doctor’s friend’s brother works for Tesla, so as soon as he found out that the company was going to donate the necessary protective equipment, he said that Seattle now urgently needed them”.

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In a bid to help battle the novel coronavirus pandemic, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has donated 50,000 N95 surgical masks and various protective items to a hospital in the US. Pixabay

According to the estimates of the hospital management, the protective equipment for the staff of the institution was only left for one week.

Musk has confirmed that Tesla and SpaceX employees are “working on ventilators” even though he does not believe they will be needed.

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The confirmation came after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made a direct plea to Musk to help alleviate a shortage at hospitals gearing up to combat COVID-19. (IANS)