The decision of demonetization may be right but it caused huge losses to the common man. The common man is the one who is paying for it at the end of the day. People with black money are sitting at home quietly as they have no business to go to the bank at the moment, while the middle class is suffering. In this case, a newborn died as the hospital staff  and management refused to accept the currency of  rupees 500. This is the saddest case that took place after the demonetization drive initiated by Modi.

According to the news published in INDIA TIMES, A new-born had passed away in the hospital following the denial from the staff of the Mumbai Hospital to accept the Rs. 500 notes. This is the latest and perhaps the most youngest victim of the Modi’s demonetisation drive of 500 and 1000 rupees notes, said the sources.

According to the sources, the one day boy died after Jeevan Jyoti Hospital and Nursing Home in Bhivandi, Mumbai denied the treatment of a boy since the parents wanted to pay the amount in cash in the denomination of 500 rupees notes. This incident took place following the announcement of demonisation of 500 and 1000 notes by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday night and despite the instructions from the government that the hospitals should continue to accept the currency.

As reported by the Mumbai Mirror Kiran Sharma, carpenter Jagdish Sharma’s wife, was due for delivery on December 7. She had been under the supervision of one Dr. Sheetal Kamath of Jeevan Jyot Hospital and Nursing Home. On November 8, the government scrapped the use of ₹500 and ₹1000 notes. On November 9, the Mumbai Mirror report says, Kiran went into early labor and the situation got out of hand even before she could be taken to hospital. The baby was delivered at home with family around and mother and child were soon rushed to Jeevan Jyoti Hospital and Dr. Kamath.

Reportedly, while the doctor extended Kiran some preliminary care, she refused to provide any further treatment to the mother, or the premature infant, until Rs 6000 was deposited in the hospital. With ATMs shut, the family had no way to withdraw that amount of money in currency denomination of ₹100. They went back and a day later, the baby’s condition worsened. He was rushed to another doctor but died to wait for their turn.


The demonetization is the decision of the government to curb the black money but the Humanity is the part of the job of the hospitals and they must not become inhuman for the sake of few dollars. It is the saddest case that the hospital staff and management behaved in such a rude manner that one life was lost and that too despite government instructions to accept the currency. Such Hospitals and its management should be dealt with iron hand.     


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