Dubai Hospital Waives Off 1Crore 52Lakh Bill for Telangana COVID-19 PatientJuly 17, 2020 09:25
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A hospital in Dubai sets an example for humanity by waiving off his COVID treatment bill and was given a free ticket to Telangana and an amount worth Rs. 10,000.
Odnala Rajesh is a 42-year old man from Venugumatla village of Jagityal district in Telangana and a resident of Dubai. He was admitted to a hospital in UAE due to some illness on April 23 and was also tested positive for coronavirus.
Rajesh has undergone a treatment for 80 days in the hospital and was charged with a bill of 762,555 Dirhams or Rs. 1crore 52lakh.
Narasimha, President of Gulf workers protection society in Dubai admitted Rajesh to the hospital heeding to his illness. He visited Rajesh in the hospital regularly during the treatment and brought the matter to the notice of Sumanth Reddy, an Indian Consulate volunteer in Dubai.
Sumanth Reddy has allegedly requested Harjeet Singh of Indian Consulate in Dubai to help Rajesh. Responding to the request, Harjeet Singh wrote a letter to the hospital authorities requesting them to waive off the bill of Rajesh on humanitarian grounds. The hospital authorities had responded positively and waived the bill and also discharged the poor worker.
Ashok Kotecha, a volunteer of Swaminarayan trust in Dubai provided free flight tickets to patient Rajesh and his aid Dyavara Kankaiah and also paid Rs. 10000 for their expenses.
The patient and his escort were sent by Air India flight from Dubai to Hyderabad on July 14. After Rajesh reached the Hyderabad airport, Telanga NRI officer, E. Chittibabu, handed over the patient Rajesh to his family members at his village and advised him to stay in home quarantine for 14 days.
By Gayatri Yellayi