In a good deed, a hospital in Dubai waived off Rs 1.52 crore bill of Indian man named Rajesh who was admitted after testing positive for COVID19.
Rajesh was admitted in the hospital on April 23 and it took 80 days for him to recover. The total bill of his treatment came over a crore.
His ordeal was brought to the notice of Indian Consulate in Dubai by the Gulf Workers Protection Society president Gundelli Narasimha.
Following that, the Consulate wrote a letter to the Dubai Hospital. “The family has requested us to repatriate Rajesh to India and has expressed their financial inability to afford the bill. We shall be grateful if you can waive off the charges on humanitarian grounds,” Harjeet Singh, Consul (Labour), wrote in his letter. His request was accepted by the hospital.
Then in order to send him back home, A person named Ashok Kotecha provided free flight tickets from Dubai to Hyderabad to Rajesh and his escort Dyavara Kankaiah and paid another Rs 10,000 for their expenses.