Horrific! One-year-old infant dies after doctor refuses to treat!
"The doctor was treating him till I had money in Rs 100 notes," said Raju, who lost his one-year-old son Kush
Just days after the new monetary policies were put into place, news of the first casualties have already hit the headlines. And this time they are as young as one-year-old.
In a shocking incident, a one-year-old infant died after her was denied treatment by a local doctor in Agra.
Kush, who was a resident of Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh, was being treated by one Dr A K Jain, for high fever. But soon after the news of demonetisation was announced, he refused to treat the baby any further, which reportedly led to his death.
While sharing his ordeal with the media, Raju explained, "The doctor was treating him till I had money in Rs 100 notes but once I ran out of them and had only a Rs 500 note left, he advised me to take Kush to a government hospital where my currency would be accepted."
While Raju should have taken his son to a government hospital, he did otherwise and Kush soon passed away. This incident led to a report being filed against the doctor and also led to the intervention of the District Magistrate Chandrapal Singh, who started an investigation.
"A two-member committee has been formed to investigate the matter. Action will be taken accordingly," he later told the media.
However, this news brings a very important and necessary information to the fore, and that is the increase of exchange of cash limits and their availability across the country.
Yes, you read that right.
Although many people feel that they may be left stranded, that's mostly because of lack of information. Here are a few things you need to remember about demonetisation, especially if you are seeking medical help:
- From today onwards (November 14), all ATMs across the country will reportedly start dispensing Rs 2,500 per day, per person
- The weekly limit of withdrawal is now Rs 24,000 and has been increased from the weekly limit of Rs 20,000
- Over the counter exchange of cash has been increased from Rs 4,000 to Rs 4,500
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