An 80-year-old man in Madhya Pradesh’s Shajapur was found tied to a bed at a hospital over alleged non-payment of the hospital bill, prompting Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to assure justice.
According to Virendra Singh Rawat, Shajapur district collector, a team has been sent to the hospital to investigate the matter and a police probe is underway. “The report is awaited. Action will be taken accordingly,” the official told a news agency.
Chouhan, on Saturday, took note of the incident and said the culprits will not be spared, assuring strict action.
“A case of cruelty with a senior citizen in a hospital in Shajapur has come to notice. The culprits will not be spared, strict action will be taken,” Chouhan tweeted.
शाजापुर के एक अस्पताल में वरिष्ठ नागरिक के साथ क्रूरतम व्यवहार का मामला संज्ञान में आया है। दोषियों को बख्शा नहीं जायेगा, सख्त से सख्त कार्रवाई की जायेगी।
— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) June 6, 2020
According to reports, the man was brought to Shajapur District Hospital due to a stomach ailment earlier in the week. The patient was allegedly tied to the hospital bed when the family members were unable to pay the hospital bill and urged the hospital administration to discharge him.
As per reports, the elderly man’s daughter had made a couple of deposits with the hospital but was unable to settle the final bill.