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Patient Forced To Use Child's Tricycle After Allegedly Being Denied A Wheelchair At Telangana Govt Hospital

The victim had suffered a head injury and was waiting for a surgery.

17/03/2017 8:47 PM IST | Updated 17/03/2017 10:38 PM IST
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HYDERABAD -- 33-year-old Raju was forced to use his child's tricycle at a government hospital in Telangana after being unable to pay an alleged bribe of ₹6000 for a wheelchair.

It is alleged that the hospital authorities denied providing a wheelchair to Raju, who had suffered a head injury in an accident and was waiting for a surgery, after he couldn't pay a bribe of ₹6000.

Raju's wife told ANI, "We had paid ₹100 for five to six times for the wheelchair. But after we lost the wheelchair and couldn't pay for a new one, the authorities asked for ₹6000 for the lost wheelchair."

"The authorities asked us to keep the phone as security till we paid for the lost wheelchair," Raju's wife added.

Congress General Secretary, Digvijaya Singh in this context, took a jibe at Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao and said that the latter, who can spend crores on his house with bullet-proof bathroom, cannot even afford a wheelchair in the state's government hospital.

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