New Delhi: A private hospital in Pune has been issued a show-cause notice by Municipal Corporation for allegedly denying treatment to two patients. Also Read - Pune Containment Zones List Today: 50 New Areas Declared COVID-19 Hotspots, Total Count Now 109 | Ward-Wise List Here

As per the notice, a medical officer at the hospital allegedly asked two patients — a 60-year-old man and a 75-year-old woman — to go to another hospital when they sought to be admitted. Also Read - 'Money Can Buy You Anything Except Common Sense': Twitter Facepalms as Pune Man Buys Mask of Gold Worth Rs 2.89 Lakhs

“Looking at the health condition of both the patients, the hospital was expected to conduct complete health check-up of the patients and provide the proper medication and also admit them into oxygen step-down ward. But the hospital did not do so. Also Read - Biryani War: Twitterati Lock Horns as Pune Restaurant Hails Hyderabadi Biryani, Calls All The Others as 'Pulao'

“Instead of arranging an ambulance, the patients were sent in the auto rickshaw (to another hospital) which is a shameful act,” said Gaikwad.

The hospital has been issued a show-cause notice and asked to submit a written clarification, he added.