How to get admitted to hospitals when arrested?

How to get admitted to hospitals when arrested?

We usually hear about important people getting heart attacks when arrested by the police and getting admitted to hospitals complaining of chest pain! That is possible for a middle aged or an older person. But what about a young man? The case of Naresh Shenoy the main accused in the Vinayak Baliga murder case is a classic example of this. For younger people, the ruse would be complain of kidney disease and ask for treatment at a specific place where one can be assured of a comfortable stay. Well, make a certificate of dysuria, lumbar pain and a tentative diagnosis of chronic obstructive renal disease! In other words, kidney stones! Once one gets admitted to the desired place it is not very difficult to cook up ‘evidence’ of renal calculi! In fact, I got reminded of the old trick of the village kidney stone quacks! The gullible patient is sent to a specific X-ray clinic for an X-ray film. The film will show the presence of one or more calculi. The patient shows it to the quack who prescribes his nostrum which will clear it in a very short period without pain, no complications, nil side effects. After the course of treatment is over, the X-ray is repeated. Viola, the stone has disappeared! After ‘treating’ quite a few patients in one place, the quack goes on to the next before anyone notices! Well, how is that done? The radiographer has a contract with the quack- he keeps a stone in between the plate and the patient’s body when the pre-treatment X-ray is taken! After the ‘course’ of treatment, the same is removed and the ‘treatment’ is a success and all are happy! Well, this is the story of the village quacks which shows how easy it is to create ‘stones’ in some one’s kidney and then get rid of them! Here one can rest assured that they will not take up any genuine case of renal calculi only those whom they cook up because they know that they will be in trouble if real complications develop.

But, a qualified person need not do that no one will question him/her! In this particular case accused no 1 in case 2097/2016, the accused has been suffering from intolerable pain and has been undergoing medication since several years! To support that a medical certificate from one Dr S K Mankar who had treated him at Highland Hospital research and diagnostic centre for lumbar pain since 15 days and dysuria+ on 10th of November 2015. This certificate states that he is an old case of obstructive renal disease treated by Dr Ashok Pandit consultant “neurologist” on the 11th of May2014 at Mangala Kidney foundation and later on by Dr S K Mankar on the above date. Dr Mankar has just prescribed him a painkiller injection and advised tests etc which we do not know whether have been done or not. Well, while we do not know whether the averments made in his application made before the court are true, it is only his word that is the final because there is no firm commitment about his so-called disease except for the claims made by the patient himself! There is nothing to prove that Dr Ashok Pandith has treated him or that he has been suffering from what he claims! We also wonder what the patient suffering from chronic renal disease was doing when he was absconding for nearly three months! Well assuming that to be true there is no need for him to go to a private nursing home for treatment when there are special cells reserved for the prisoners and undertrials at the govt. the wenlock hospital which is a tertiary care teaching hospital attached to a medical college which is one of the best in the country!

As a senior physician remarked this is a way to get ‘hospitalised’ -complain of pain abdomen and get admitted to the place of his choice where he can spend his days in comfort till he gets bail. If all are equal in the eyes of the law he should be treated like any other accused in the said case and not accorded any special privileges. This medical certificate is a good example of trying to say something without saying anything. If the prosecution does not oppose and if the judge obliges one could get admitted to a private hospital and be ensconced there comfortably until regular bail could be obtained! In a society where everything goes for a price, it would be no surprise if this were to happen. This is one of the methods how our highly placed people manage to evade arrest even if charged with most grievous of the crimes until someone brings that to the notice of the higher courts and they pass orders. We do hope that the prosecution will press for verification of the claims made in the document used to procure bail, as the production of fake documents making false claims in a court is a criminal offence.

Narendra Nayak
for Deshapremi sanghatanegala okkuta for justice for Vinayak Baliga

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3 Comments

  1. Very well written article Professor.I hope this does not give ideas to future ” patients” of influence(affluence). I congratulate the Mangalorean.com for publishing articles high lighting pertinent issues to Mangalorean citizens .

    If one sees the statistics of major death penalty cases in our country – almost all belong to poor people or PBLs.

    This indicates that there is disparity in our law enforcement , our legal system , stacked against the poor people.

    It means for the same crime , poorer get punished more severely when the rich may get away with it. The odds are biased against the poor( quite the opposite to what the present case is indicating us).

    The evidence in numbers speaks for itself. Clearly all Indian citizens are not equal. It is because of this inequality the people with money and power take more courage and do brazen crimes at the same time manage to save their neck. Outsourcing is a parallel that goes well with the present case( people who carried out the actual deed) and the mastermind( the “kidney patient”) as well to the suicide bombers who are recruited and brainwashed and their family is compensated only after their act of sacrifice.

    The accused is influential enough to have media pictures of him with top politicians and lawmakers of the country floating around in social media. The people should be angry that he has brought bad name to Mangalore and to law abiding GSB community. Silence is not the wise move here.

  2. I think our ‘Yahooooooooooooooooo’ or ‘GOOGILLL’ or ‘YufBee” proj mgr cum Nephrologist from Yumreeka can clarify matters on this. Over to you, Rampa.

  3. When arrested Corrupt, Elected People or Govt. Officials face Heart Failure. When accident happens and life is lost, reason for accident is Brake Failure. Because common man cannot verify if it is true. Doctor and Garage Owner is paid to write fake report.

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