Apollo Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, has been booked for illegally blocking beds and forcing a patient’s family to pay Rs 2.49 lakh despite being referred by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).
Based on a complaint by Dr Nagendra Kumar, BBMP Medical officer, Subramanyapura police registered an FIR against six people, including the hospital’s CEO, under the Disaster Management Act and various sections of the IPC.
The FIR mentions three cases, including the blocking of a bed for patient Raja Rao till April 25, though Rao succumbed to Covid-19 on April 20. The 80-year-old patient was admitted to the hospital on April 16.
The accused had illegally taken Rs 2.49 lakh from the kin of the deceased and showed that the patient was admitted till April 25, the FIR said.
A senior official said the patient was referred to the hospital under BBMP quota and an inquiry is on to understand why the hospital charged the vicitims’s relatives.