Published On: Mon, Feb 27th, 2017
UP Today | ByIANS

Ghaziabad hospital booked for ‘cheating, extorting’ patient

Ghaziabad: Ghaziabad police have registered a complaint against the city’s well-known Yashoda Hospital on charges of cheating and extortion of a retired Indian Air Force officer, who was admitted there for treatment, police said on Monday.

The officer was allegedly forced to buy expensive medicines from the hospital pharmacy

The officer was allegedly forced to buy expensive medicines from the hospital pharmacy despite being covered under the central government’s Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) and was told that if certain medicines were not bought, his life would be at risk.

Angry over the hospital’s “tricks to extort money”, the officer’s son Amit Tyagi lodged a complaint at the Indirapuram Police Station on February 24 last.

The FIR was registered after the Ghaziabad Chief Medical Officer (CMO) submitted its report against the hospital on the instruction of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s office from Lucknow. The report supports the officer’s allegations of cheating and extorting money.

“It seems that the patient was referred to another hospital due to the patient’s complaint regarding charging of payments in violation of ECHS rules to provide cashless treatment,” the CMO’s report states.

According to the FIR, the retired IAF officer — Sergeant Yashvir Singh Tyagi — was admitted on 26/05/2016 with a history of carcinoma soft palate and some other complications.

During the treatment, the condition of the patient worsened from “acute renal failure” to “chronic kidney disease”. Later, the patient was referred to Fortis Hospital in Noida allegedly after Yashoda Hospital authorities came to know about the complaint against them.

The FIR seeks legal action against Director of the hospital Upasna Arora, Dr. Vikram Grover and others. However, while the column in the FIR provided for giving the names of suspect/accused does mention the names of Dr. A.P. Singh, Dr. Vikram Grover and Dr. Sudhir Tyagi, Director Upasna Arora’s name does not find a mention there.

“The FIR has been registered and arrests would be made soon,” said SP City of Ghaziabad Salman Taj Patil.

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