IIIT Basar Didn’t Provide Health Insurance Despite Collecting Fee, Allege Parents


Hyderabad: Two weeks after the incident of food poisoning at IIIT Basar in Nirmal district left 20 students seriously sick, parents have alleged that the institution failed to supply medical insurance to students despite collecting an annual fee of 700 towards medical insurance. The institution had collected the fees from around 1500 students amounting to Rs 10 lakhs the previous 12 months. 

The incident got here to light after the institution didn’t provide any financial support for the treatment of scholars, who were taken sick following food poisoning. Considered one of the scholars, Shabothu Sanjay Kiran, died on July 27 while undergoing treatment at Warangal. 

Responding to this issue, IIIT Basar Vice Chancellor V Venkatramana said, owing to the pandemic the quantity was not paid to any insurance company. “Nonetheless, now we have got in contact with insurance firms and the coverage can be available from August 1,” he added. 

Earlier in July, about 100 to 150 students needed to be administered basic treatment after they complained of severe stomach pain post a meal on the institute’s mess.

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