Shakeel Ahmad lives in Okhla and has been suffering from unbearable abdominal pain for days. A few days ago he consulted a doctor who suggested him ultrasound. After collecting some money he visited a local dispensary at Okhla Head today to get ultrasound.
He was in shock when the dispensary declined to entertain him saying that h e should pay Rs 800 in 100 notes. He had to return and is writhing in pain, said Rizwan Khan, CEO Plasma coaching institute, who after this incident is busy collecting Rs 100 notes.
“Since morning I have been very disturbed after Ahmad called me and informed about his problem. At least dispensaries and hospitals should give concessions. He is a poor man and it has been extremely difficult for him to collect Rs 100 notes. He approached several shops in the locality and everybody refused as there is chaos prevailing. He is in pain. The money has been managed anyhow and I hope that ultrasound will be done tomorrow. It is only after this that doctor will give him medicine,” Khan told OKHLATIMES.COM.
Ahmad is not the only case in the locality after PM Narendra Modi announced that currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 are no longer legal tenders a step against black money and corruption, there has been chaos in the locality with several residents lining up outside ATMs on Tuesday night. A resident, who is to get his two daughters married today, has been left in shock. Sources said he is clueless how to pay to workers and other people involved in managing marriage as everybody is not willing to take Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.
A resident lamented that how her sister was stuck at Indira Gandhi International Airport as cabbies were not willing to accept Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.
The move has yielded mixed reactions with some praising it and many stressing that they have been left with paucity of Rs 100 notes.
Congress Vice President said “well done Mr Modi”. “Real culprits” who have stashed black money are “sitting tight” while lives of farmers, small shopkeepers and houswives “have been thrown in utter chaos,” he said in a series of tweets.
“Once again Mr Modi shows hw little he cares abt ordinary ppl of this country-farmers, small shopkeepers, housewives-all thrown into utter chaos”.
“While the real culprits sit tight on their black money stashed away abroad or in bullion/ real estate.Well done Mr Modi”
“One Q for the PM: How is replacing 1000 rs notes with 2000 rs notes going to make black money hoarding a lot harder? #Modilogic”, he said on the micro-blogging site.