Newborn dies after Indian hospital denies to take Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes

09:55 PM | 13 Nov, 2016
Newborn dies after Indian hospital denies to take Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes
MUMBAI - A newborn baby died after an Indian hospital denied to accept Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.

According to NDTV, the parents of the baby were turned away from a private hospital in Mumbai because they did not have enough usable cash to make the deposit. Kiran, the mother of the baby, went into labour at her home minutes before her husband, Jagadish Sharma could arrange transport.

But the hospital turned them away after they requested to make a part of the deposit worth Rs 6,000 in denominations of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes, Jagadish said.

“I requested them again and again, even telling them that the government has directed hospitals to accept 500 and 1000 rupee notes for a few more days but they refused to hear us out,” said Jagadish Sharma.

The couple claimed they couldn’t admit their baby to another hospital since they were unable to obtain their file as well.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 banknotes, making these notes invalid in a major assault on black money, fake currency and corruption.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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