Former UP MLA dies as his family couldn’t arrange money for his treatment

New Delhi/July 11
It might come as a surprise for many people in India. A two time former MLA Bhagwati Prasad Rao died in a hospital in Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh as his family couldn’t arrange Rs 1000 for a unit of blood for hernia operation.
As per reports, 70-year-old Rao, who was known for unflinching honesty, was suffering from hernia from past sometime but he couldn’t afford treatment due to poor financial condition of his family.
A prominent Jana Sangh leader Rao was even denied admission in Bahraich district hospital until local media persons saw him writhing in pain on the floor of the hospital. It was only after their intervention that Rao was admitted in hospital.
Rao needed a unit of blood for the hernia operation for which blood bank were charging Rs 1,000 but his three sons could only arrange Rs 300 and he died in the hospital while waiting for treatment.
His family didn’t even had enough money to perform his last rituals and locals of his native Madara village collected money for the same.
Rao had represnted Ikauna assembly seat of Bahraich twice from 1967 to 1974.