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Court issues notice to hospital for ‘detaining’ liver transplant patient

Chennai: Madras High Court has sent notices to Chennai Police and Global Health City on a complaint filed by Meenal Singh who alleged that the hospital has wrongfully detained her husband, a liver transplant patient, and is demanding about Rs 39 lakh more from her as hospital expenses.

According to the complainant, the hospital had told her husband Ajay Singh that the procedure would cost Rs 32 lakh and asked him to deposit Rs 33 lakh, which he did. Later the hospital raised an additional demand of Rs 39 lakh. A division bench has issued notices returnable by November 18, reports ToI.

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