Director Nag Ashwin has questioned Telangana minister K T Ramarao about the state of government hospitals across the country.
The ‘Mahanati’ maker said in a social media post: “my friend died in gandhi hospital on sunday. he was alive for 3 hours after they brought him from the accident. as it was sunday there was no proper care, the parents had to push the stretcher around themselves. at any other hospital 3 hours would have saved him.”
He said further: “my sister worked at gandhi and she says she can imagine.. on a sunday night…why didn’t they shift him somewhere else…i don’t know…they were in panic..but really..in the capital of a state, why can’t we count on a government hospital to rush to save a life. sunday or any day.”
Nag Ashwin added: “what can we do @KTRTRS sir to make sure that the word ‘government hospital’ need not be synonymous with carelessness and death. my friend was easily one of the best cameramen we have in the state. i don’t know whom else to ask sir. nobody should die needlessly.”
He also said: “before trs there was congress and before that tdp..same situation. not everything is about politics or elections!!its about how we are ok with govt hospital deaths. i asked ktr garu because he has the power to make change and is the only politician i know who reacts and responds.”
Reacting to this, the minister said: “I am really sorry you lost your friend Nag. My condolences to his family & friends. While the hospital says the patient was brought in a really bad shape, I am sure there are lots of improvements needed in our hospitals & assure you that we’ll make this a top priority next.”