Police interrogation initiated on Dr.Ramesh
The Vijayawada police have started questioning Dr.P.Ramesh Babu, the MD of Ramesh Hospitals related to the incident of 11 patients burnt alive in a covid hospital which was being managed by him. Dr. Ramesh Pothineni has been one of the accused in the Swarna Palace fire case. The fire at the Covid Centre that was run by Dr. Ramesh Hospitals there witnessed the death of 10 patients and injuries to over 20 others on 9 August 2020.
Actually the government of AP has booked a case and started investigation but the accused have approached the high court and got a positive directions to stall the investigation and the court stated the government to, not to arrest the Dr. Ramesh. Actually the hospital owners have violated every norm and squeezed the fee in lakhs from the patients during Corona pandemic. But, a sudden fire broke has claimed around 11 lives and 20 more are seriously injured. The tragedy created a sensation all over the country at that time.
Amid mutual allegations, the Government and the police accused the hospital management of not taking the required permissions to run the Covid Centre in the congested Swarna Palace Hotel. Moreover, the required fire and other safety measures were also allegedly not taken. Dr. Ramesh maintained that they ran the Covid Centre only after taking all the prior approvals from the district officials.
Whatever, the police filed the case against the doctor based on the complaint given by the relatives of the deceased patients. Any how, the AP government has challenged the high courts directions in supreme court and attain positive result, got permission to continue the investigations on that heart burning incident. As a part of that, the interrogation of Dr. Ramesh is initiated on Monday and it would be continued for three days by Suryarao peta police.