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Another 500/1000 Rupee Fiasco: Preying on human misery

Another 500/1000 Rupee Fiasco: Preying on human misery


Mangalore Today News Network

By: Narendra Nayak


Mangaluru, Nov 15, 2016: When Ms. Premlatha Shetty was advised tests at the Govt. Wenlcok Hospital which had to be done at a private lab, she was quite apprehensive as she was hit by the demonetization tsunami and had not much money left except notes of 500.

 

NNayak


	Premlatha Shet...


But, after reading in the papers that the hospitals and laboratories are taking these she ventured to get them done at SRL Diganostic lab at Falnir, Mangalore. It was certainly an ordeal for her as she had to come all the way from Kavoor getting into two auto rickshaws and a bus to reach the destination. But, when she reached there she found that they would not accept the 500 rupee notes! So, she had to scrape together whatever cash she had to pay for them. Now, she has no money and since she is unable to walk finds it difficult to go the bank too.
     
When the person in charge of the laboratory Dr. Vittal Shetty was contacted he told me that since his was a branch of the company they were not in a position to take their own decisions. But, he did acknowledge that they had a letter from the District health officer that they had to accept these notes. Whatever their position may be it is poor and vulnerable sections who are always at the receiving end! The same patient was also complaining that pharmacies are refusing these notes despite a directive from the same authorities.
     
Unless some clarity emerges on such matters the poor and the ailing will continue to suffer and the misery gets prolonged day by day.

For the Consumers Education Trust of Mangalore

Narendra Nayak- convenor   


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Narendra Nayak, Mangalore Tue, November-15-2016, 5:44
After weeping uncontrollably she limped all the way to her bank and tried to get her money changed. LUCKILY FOR HER SOME KIND PEOPLE IN THE QUEUE NOTICED HER PLIGHT AND HELPED HER TO GET THE CASH. I POSTED THIS AT 11 am AND NOW AT 4.30PM PREMA HAS GONE HOME AND LOOKS LIKE SHE IS NOT COMING BACK ANY MORE THIS SIDE.
Krishnamurthy, Puttur Tue, November-15-2016, 1:35
Because of demonetization people are behaving heartless only concerned of moving the existing notes.
Henry D’Souza, Bengaluru Tue, November-15-2016, 1:32
We have to fight against such things, when Center has ordered we have to follow and its our duty. Take action on them. Because any are facing problems due to this .
Arushi H, mangluru Tue, November-15-2016, 12:50
Wonderful Sir, Our silence tempts other to burden the innocents , but you have opened the eyes of many who are worried about demonetization.
Harshavardhan Kini, Bengaluru Tue, November-15-2016, 12:46
The other day a child died as the hospital did not accept 500rs and 1000rs note. Who is the cause and who are suffering?
Jithesh K Amin, Udupi Tue, November-15-2016, 12:41
There are so many in the country who are facing the same . Modi has done to fight corruption and black money
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