An inquiry has been ordered by the hospital.

Denied stretcher at hospital Andhra woman forced to drag husband up the rampScreenshot: NTV
news News Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 16:31

Update: The inquiry ordered by the hospital has since revealed that Srinivasachari was drunk at the time of the incident. According to the report, the on-duty doctor had asked the couple to sit in a chair and wait, following which a quarrel broke out, and the woman was pulling him away from a crowd, as he was slipping on the ramp.

A woman was reportedly forced to drag her husband to the first floor of a hospital after she was allegedly denied a stretcher in Andhra on Thursday. 

The incident is said to have occurred at the Guntakal Government Hospital in the state's Anantapur district.

According to reports, Srinivasachari was working as a security guard in Hyderabad, and had returned home a few days ago, after falling ill and complaining of stomach pain.

His wife is then reported to have brought him to the hospital where their request for a wheelchair or stretcher was allegedly ignored. 

Following this she started dragging her husband up a ramp, even as onlookers gathered. Srinivasachari was offered a stretcher soon. 

Speaking to India Today, hospital-in-charge Mallikarjun Reddy said, "There were five stretchers available in the hospital at the time of the incident and I came to know about this when everything was over." 

An inquiry has been ordered, the report added.

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