After the death of newborn baby in Govandi Hospital where the hospital management refused to accept the old currency notes of Rs 500 on Saturday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday issued a strict circular to all private hospitals to accept cheques from the people who come for the treatment for emergency purpose.
After the denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 many people queues outside ATMs and bank to exchange their scrap notes. While many people who were ill or wanted to get admitted in hospital were frustrated as the doctors asked them to get change (denominations of Rs 100) as they don’t accept Rs 500 and Rs 100 note.
In the series of tweets, CM devendra Fadnavis tweeted and directed all private hospital to accept cheques, and assured citizens that health officials are keeping close watch on the patients. “Patients or relatives are requested to note phone/mobile no. of concerned person of hospital who must be contacted for acceptance of cheque,” he tweeted.
After the tweet, many hospitals started accepting cheques from the patients and treatment is being going on. While the parents of newborn baby (died) registered a case against Dr. Sheetal Kamath of Govandi Jeevan Jyoti hospital at Shivaji Nagar Police Station for allegedly refusing to admit the newborn baby as parents had notes of Rs 500.
Police have registered a case against the doctor under sections 304 A and 188 of Indian Penal Code and are investigating the case.