Kurnool: In a bizarre incident, a doctor of Omni Hospital in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh has proven that greed for money can stoop one to an unimaginable low.
As per a report published in an English Daily The Hindu, the doctor allegedly conducted a fake treatment on a woman who was already dead three days earlier in a road accident. He was doing it to extract money from her relatives.
The victim identified as Suvarthamma has a six-month-old girl. Following the incident a complaint was lodged by A Chennaiah of Chintakommadinne in Allagadda mandal.
As per the complaint lodged in the police station, the doctor had received Rs 1.1 lakh from her relatives against the medical bill.
Taking cognisance of the matter, District Collector Ch Vijaya Mohan, last week, ordered a probe into the allegations.
The Collector, along with District Medical and Health Officer U Raja Subba Rao and Kurnool Revenue Divisional Officer L Raghu Babu, visited the hospital at Budhawarapet and inquired about the incident, the report said.
Chennaiah told the Collector that his sister and brother-in-law, fell off their motorcycle. An injured Suvarthamma was admitted to the ICU in Omni Hospitals on August 16.
The report further said, doctors Balaji Naik, Asif Jafri and Roop Kumar treated Sivarthamma for three days and shifted her to the general ward stating that she was recovering. Later, when he questioned the doctors, the latter said that Chennaiah died due to a heart ailment.
Meanwhile, a committee headed by Joint Collector has been formed to inquire about the issue.