Deadly Hospital Bill:Youth ends life unable to pay Rs. 2 lakh

Deadly Hospital Bill:Youth ends life unable to pay Rs. 2 lakh

September 27, 2018

Mysuru:  In a heart-rending incident, a 25-year-old youth, unable to pay the hospital bill of his ailing father, committed suicide by hanging self at his room in city yesterday. Unfortunately, his father also passed away last night at the hospital not responding to the treatment.

While the deceased son is Manju (25), who was working as a car driver in city, his father is Eerannashetty (50), a resident of Bookanakere village in Mandya.

Eerannashetty, who had taken ill, was admitted to a private hospital in city a few days ago by his son Manju and the hospital bill had amounted to Rs.2 lakh. Unable to mobilise funds to foot the hospital bill, Manju took the extreme step. Heart-breaking scenes were witnessed in Bookanakere when the bodies of both father and son were taken to the village for last rites.

3 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Deadly Hospital Bill:Youth ends life unable to pay Rs. 2 lakh”

  1. Questo says:

    Modi’s insurance is a step in the good direction. But without first curbing the arbitrary pricing of private entities, much of the govt money will never help the poor or middle class. Instead, it will enrich private hospitals and drug companies. Example- a BP tablet costs < 5Rs now. When everyone is under insurance, each tablet's price could be increased to Rs 100. All of it is paid by the govt, not by the individuals. So it does not affect people directly. But, during the budget, 20% of tax payers' money will be used for insurance. Essentially, the universal helathcare would end up as a scam to rob tax payers' money by the drug companies and hospitals.

    • Dr sham says:

      My heart goes out to this family who had to face such misfortune…only hope our leaders do something to the downtrodden instead of fighting on worthless issues… even after 70 years of freedom we are unable to eradicate poverty from our country and the rich are becoming richer and the poor are becoming poorer.
      Mr. Questo has rightly summed up… most of the govt schemes never reach the real beneficiaries.

    • What a World! says:

      Essentially, the universal helathcare would end up as a scam to rob tax payers’ money by the drug companies and hospitals”
      Stupid observation. This type of care works well in Europe. But pity those victims in America who through the insurance-based healthcare system make insurance companies very rich. For every treatment, the insurance company has to clear the treatment. Those with no jobs are left to treat themselves!


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