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Ranchi, November 13, 2016: In a Ranchi’s private hospital, patients are being treated for free as the country faces a cash crunch, soon after the government withdrew Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 currency notes from circulation at midnight on Tuesday.

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Acknowledging the current difficulty of the situation, The Vinayka Hospital and Research Centre announced free treatment for all patients from November 10-13.

According to ANI, “Chief Medical Officer of the Vinayka Hospital and Research Centre, Dr. Chandan Kumar Yadav, said saving lives is a priority.”

He said, “We are supporting the Prime Minister’s step that is the important thing. And the most important thing is that lives matter not money.”

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“This will go on till November 13, till the country’s economy normalizes a little and till people do not get Rs. 2,000 or Rs. 4,000. I have even put up notices in nearby areas that Dr. Chandan Kumar and Vinayka Hospital will provide everything free from patients’ treatment, operation, surgery, ICU, anything. Be it medicines, tests, ECG, and X-ray, we are doing it free of cost,” he added.

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The sudden stern step taken by the government have caught citizens off-guard. With the ban of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, most of the people of the country are struggling to cope with their expenses.

by NewsGram team with ANI inputs


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