Hospital denies Ananth Kumar Hegde's claims that his mother was not treated

Four months ago, Uttara Kannada BJP MP had thrown a chair at a party MLA during a meeting to select candidates for zilla panchayat polls.

Bengaluru: Denying claims by Uttara Kannada MP, Ananth Kumar Hegde, that his mother was not treated for over four hours at the Sirsi hospital Monday evening, hospital sources said she was left in the casualty by his brother while he went to get a second opinion on the surgery advised for her fractured leg.

Hospital sources also denied that she was accompanied by the BJP MP himself. "His mother has been staying with his brother for many years. On Monday evening, it was his brother who brought her to the hospital and she was examined by orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Madhukeshwara G.V, who advised her to go in for surgery. Hearing this the MP’s brother left his mother in the casualty department while he went to get a second opinion. The doctor too left to attend to other cases including an emergency case in the Operation Theatre(OT)," sources said, claiming that it was after this that Mr Hegde rushed to the hospital and manhandled the doctors.

His supporters too allegedly assaulted the two doctors and a staff member. Later at the reconciliatory meeting with the hospital management, the MP did not regret having assaulted the doctors, according to sources.

On the contrary, he is said to have defended himself, saying “I am always like this.” However, later to broker peace with the hospital management, he reportedly regretted what he had done.

This is not the first time Mr Hegde has made news for the wrong reasons. Just four months ago he threw a chair at a party MLA during a meeting to select candidates for the zilla and taluk panchayat polls. "The MLA escaped the physical attack but was abused by the MP," BJP sources said.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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