DELHI police have begun an investigation into allegations that Max Super Speciality Hospital Patparganj along with an interpreter assigned to a Yemeni family and their child were allegedly fraudulent. The DELHI High Court was informed on Friday.
A counsel representing the police, before the bench of Justice Yashwant Varma, said the complainant’s statement has been recorded and the probe is being closely monitored by the Deputy Commissioner of Police concerned. The hospital on July 11 had told the court that it is not in possession of passports of the petitioner’s wife and child.
Although police confirmed that the passports were not at the hospital, but that they may have been with the interpreter or another person, the court was informed that a probe is ongoing to determine how they got there. According to the police counsel, there was a connection between her and the hospital. The matter was remanded for a hearing on July 20.
Mahfoodh Qasem Muhammad Ali Amer al Garadi asked for a direction to return the passports of his infant son and wife. He also asked for the formation of a medical committee to assess the medical condition and current status of his child. The child had been operated on twice at the hospital. On July 11, the court had taken note of the complaint made by the Yemen’s embassy in India in this regard and asked the police to respond to the petition.
According to the complaint sent to Max hospital by the Embassy on June 10, the patient was to be treated at an estimated cost between 7,000-7,000 dollars. However, his parents were required to pay twice that amount. According to the complaint, Lubna Alysed (Lubna Mohammed), the interpreter at Max hospital, did not send any bills and the passports of the mother as well as the child’s were not returned.