Jayalalithaa's stay at Apollo: Hospital's dues aren't settled

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19 Dec 2018

Jayalalithaa's Apollo hospital bill includes Rs. 1.17 cr for food/beverages

Apollo Hospital, where AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was hospitalized, submitted the hospital bill to Justice Arumughasamy Commission on Tuesday which shows dues to the tune of Rs. 44 lakh are still unsettled.

The total hospital bill is Rs. 6.86 crore, out of which Rs. 1.17 crore is for food and beverages alone.

Jayalalithaa was hospitalized for 75 days.

The bill

Here's a breakdown of the expenses

Here's a breakdown of the expenses

The Commission headed by Justice A Arumughaswamy is probing circumstances leading to Jayalalithaa's death on December 5, 2016.

The hospital submitted a document for the same which shows it received Rs. 6.41 crore.

The bill was divided into three heads: Rs. 1.92 crore for 'patient bill healthcare services,' Rs. 2.21 crore for 'profession charges' and Rs. 2.72 crore for 'room rent/food and beverages/engineering services'.

Details

Rs. 48 lakh was spent on media persons stationed outside

After a copy of the bill found its way on social media, the hospital was slammed for charging Rs. 1.17 crore for food and beverages.

As a result, the hospital authorities clarified that the bill was not for food provided to Jayalalithaa but to ministers, senior party members, and reporters who were stationed outside.

Notably, Rs. 48 lakh was spent on refreshments of media.

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What's paid

AIADMK claimed taxpayers' money wasn't used to pay bill

AIADMK claimed taxpayers' money wasn't used to pay bill

The bill underlines that Rs. 6 crore of the outstanding amount was paid by AIADMK in June, 2017, but didn't reveal the source of another payment of Rs. 41 lakh in October of the same year.

In June, the ruling party had said they paid the money from AIADMK's treasury and didn't use people's tax money for the same.

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How did Jayalalithaa die?

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Jayalalithaa died due to cardiac arrest.

How much did Jayalalithaa's treatment cost?

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Jayalalithaa's treatment at Apollo Hospital in Chennai cost Rs. 6.86 crore.

How much does AIADMK owe Apollo?

Asked 2018-12-19 15:57:32 by Shreya Sarin

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AIADMK has not paid Rs. 44 lakh of the total bill to Apollo Hospital where Jayalalithaa was hospitalized for 75 days.

How much money was spent on food during Jayalalithaa's treatment?

Asked 2018-12-19 15:57:32 by Rishika Singh

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Out of the total bill, Rs. 1.17 crore was spent on food and beverages alone.

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