AIIMS staff arrested for taking Rs 2.8 lakh for arranging COVID bed
New Delhi: In a case of illegal allocation of hospital beds, a laboratory assistant attached to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, and his sister have been arrested for allegedly taking Rs 2.8 lakh from a Covid-19 patient for arranging an ICU bed at Safdarjung Hospital.
While hospitals are facing tremendous pressure to accommodate the COVID patients, the duo allegedly demanded Rs 5 lakhs for getting the infected patient admitted to the ICU of the hospital.
The accused are identified as an AIIMS employee who works in the Haematology lab and his sister who is a housewife. Police nabbed them from Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district with the help of their call record after they escaped with almost Rs 2.8 Lakhs paid by the patient's son.