Family members of a minor who was admitted at a private hospital in Hyderabad's Lakdi ka pul area went berserk on Thursday following his death.
The 16-year-old, identified as Suresh, hailed from Amberpet and was admitted to Lotus hospital a few days ago. He had complained of headaches and hearing issues.
The Times of India reported that a surgery was conducted on Wednesday, following which the family alleged that Suresh had died and the doctors had just put him on the ventilator, so they could continue charging them.
However, hospital authorities refused these claims and said that Suresh was brain dead, and his pulse could still be felt.
Speaking to TOI, Lotus hospital superintendent Dr Sarangi said, “His condition was serious when he was wheeled in. Even after three days of treatment, there was no improvement.We found him brain dead and informed the family. We did not even demand money for the surgery."
Not convinced with the explanation, family members tried to pull Suresh out of the hospital, and forcibly removed the ventilator support.
Following this, they vandalised the hospital's property and even allegedly manhandled some personnel. The police soon stepped in and brought the situation under control.
The New Indian Express reported that the police had registered cases dealing with Punishment for rioting, trespass, voluntarily causing hurt and sections of the medicare service and medicare service institutions Act.