Chennai, Dec 3: With Chennai flood-hit like never before and intra-city transport severely impacted, a Bengaluru based individual has offered to foot the hospital bills of pregnant ladies who develop labour pains.
In a posting on Facebook, Aditya Venkatesh said he would take care of the hospital bills and urged the pregnant ladies to go to any hospital including Apollo Hospital for delivery.
Speaking to IANS over telephone, Venkatesh said: "Along with my friends, the hospital bills can be settled. Funds are not an issue."
He said poor or middle class pregnant women need not bother about hospital costs during the flood crisis. He gave his phone number: 09901951808.
Meanwhile, floods continue to bring Chennai to a halt. Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier tweeted that he was heading to Chennai to take a stock of the situation.