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Boy's death sparks tension in hospital

Boys death sparks tension in hospital
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The death of an 8-year-old boy, who was undergoing treatment, sparked tension at Ozone Hospitals in Dilsukhnagar on Wednesday morning.

  • Hospital allegedly did not reveal boy's death
  • Even after child's death, hospital continued to charge

Hyderabad: The death of an 8-year-old boy, who was undergoing treatment, sparked tension at Ozone Hospitals in Dilsukhnagar on Wednesday morning.

Family members and locals staged a protest outside the hospital alleging that the negligence by doctors led to the boy's death three days ago but the hospital authorities did not reveal the child's death and continued to charge. However, the hospital refuted the allegations of the parents and said that the child had respiration problem and required ventilator support so was asked not to meet the patient, Abhilash, a native of Chandu mandal of Nalgonda district.

The hospital denied the allegations and said they were fabricated.

“My son who was admitted three days back to Ozone Hospitals for treatment after he was stung by a scorpion died on the next day itself, but hospital authorities kept it under wraps and charged Rs 2 lakh for treatment. The truth surfaced on Wednesday when we suspected something was amiss and went inside the room only to find my child is dead,” Venkatesh, father of Abhilash said.

The situation turned tense as the protesters barged inside the hospital and allegedly manhandled a few medical staff claiming that doctors cheated them by not disclosing their child's death and extracted money in the name of treatment.
LB Nagar Police rushed to the spot, pacified the angry protesters and brought the situation under control. Police registered a case of death due to negligence based on a complaint filed by family members.

Meanwhile, Balala Hakkula Sangham demanded a cheating case to be registered against the hospital management.

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