Two days after being denied a wheelchair by ward boys of Gandhi General Hospital on account of not paying bribe, a city based trust has come forward and gifted 40 year old Raju a wheel chair.
Karodimal Agarwal, chairman, Agarwal Samaj Sahayta Trust told that his trust decided to gift Raju a wheelchair after learning about the incident from newspapers and members of the trust will also be donating 10 wheel chair to the Gandhi General Hospital so that people in need do not have to face similar consequences.
Raju was denied a wheel chair by two ward boys and he took to riding a toy cycle within the hospital premises to expose the bribery in state run hospital. His act caught attention not only of the independent organisations but also the Telangana Government which has offered him the aid for his medical treatment.
An investigation was carried out after the incident was brought to limelight and the ward boys were dismissed after being identified by the victim and his wife.
Healthcare activists have appreciated the immediate response by concerned authorities but also expressed concern over the need to demonstrate in order to gain access to basic necessities that a patient is entitled to. A permanent solution to the matter is sought and mere termination of employees is not seen as a remedy.
Bribery is deep rooted in the public sector services of our country and haste decisions cannot uproot the cause. Mujtaba Hasan Askari, president and managing trustee of Helping Hand has advocated the same adding further that the government must intervene so that all can benefit from the facilities without any fuss.