[Resolved] St.John's Hospital/ Spatika Hospital Bangalore — Callous doctors
This is not exactly a complaint but real callousness on the part of a reputed hospital and at the same time how hospitals have got into a profit making business . My father in law was diagnosed with renal failure last October and he was undergoing dialysis at Appollo Hospitals, Bangalore. He had to undergo a toe amputation surgery at St.Johns Hospital Bangalore after which he was again hospitalised in St.Johns after an attack of stroke. He was undergoing treatment under Dr.Gokulnath (St.Johns Hospital). On October 23rd, after his dialysis at Apollo he was brought home in the afternoon. In the evening, he looked unwell and by night his condition worsened. My husband was travelling at that time, i had no option but to call for an ambulance. The ambulance driver was more interested in confirming if he would be paid Rs.800, his charge for coming with an ambulance in the middle of the night. On my repeated assurance he came with the ambulance and we took my father in law to St.Johns Hospital. As soon as we reached the emergency, the doctor on duty asked us what was the problem with my father in law. I explained to him that my father in law was a renal failure patient and he was undergoing dialysis at Apollo. the moment i said that the doctor on duty asked me why i have come to St.Jonhs and why i did not go to Apollo. He immediately asked his subordinate to write a note and send us away. Inspite of my repeated request they refused to admit my father in law citing the lack of beds and repeatedly asking him to take him to Apollo. They then said that they have tie ups with other hospitals and they would help us in getting a bed there. They suggested Spatica Hospital at HSR Layout and Garden city hospial in Jayanagar ( Both the hospitals dont have dialysis facility!!!) Having no choice i decided to take him to Spatica Hospital in HSR Layout. My miseries did not end there:- The ICU ward was as good as a general ward. I was given by the doctors a long list of medicines which i doubt was ever given to him. My father in law passed away the next day at 12.00 noon. Its really sad to know that at the end of the day it is money that really wins, and the attitude of the doctors (specially at St.Johns) was totally unethical. Yes my father in law was definitely critical and he would probably not have lived for long but arent doctors supposed to do their best and be more responsible? it was quite obvious that the suggestion of taking him to some other hospital recommended by the duty doctors indicated some sort of nexus between them. The exhorbitant charge we had to bear at Spatica hospital for hospitalization for 8 hours also vouches the same. Since my father in law was already undergoing treatment under the care of Dr.Gokul Nath, wasnt it but natural to admit him there?
Complaint marked as Resolved Aug 14, 2020
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