Kannada actress Sudharani struggled to find a bed for her niece as Bengaluru's Apollo Hospital openly denied admission saying beds were occupied due to COVID-19 crisis
Bengaluru: The latest victim of Bengaluru private hospital’s denial of bed and admission was Sandalwood's senior actress Sudharani.
The actress alleged that when she reached Apollo Hospital in Yeshwanthpur in north Bengaluru, the hospital declined to provide an in-patient bed. The actress had taken her niece to the hospital as she had kidney stones.
Shocked by the hospital's refusal, the actress then contacted Bengaluru Police commissioner Bhaskar Rao for help. After his intervention, the actress managed to get a bed.
According to reports, the actress reached the hospital at 10 pm on Monday (July 27) but the hospital denied them a bed. A wait till 11 pm and after calls from police to the hospital authorities, she was relieved.
"I thank CoP (commissioner of police) (Bhaskar) Rao for picking my call late in the night and helping me. If not for him, then who would have helped me? The government should intervene immediately," a report quoted Sudharani as saying.
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Last Updated 28, Jul 2020, 5:37 PM