A woman was reportedly forced to drag her husband to the first floor of a hospital after she was allegedly denied a stretcher in Andhra on Thursday. The incident is said to have occurred at the Guntakal Government Hospital in the state's Anantapur district.
According to reports, Srinivasachari was working as a security guard in Hyderabad, and had returned home a few days ago, after falling ill and complaining of stomach pain.
His wife is then reported to have brought him to the hospital where their request for a wheelchair or stretcher was allegedly ignored.
Following this she started dragging her husband up a ramp, even as onlookers gathered. Srinivasachari was offered a stretcher soon.
Speaking to media, hospital-in-charge Mallikarjun Reddy said, "There were five stretchers available in the hospital at the time of the incident and I came to know about this when everything was over."
An inquiry has been ordered, the report added.