46 complaints of negligence in 1 yr, reveals RTI reply | Gurgaon Information


GURUGRAM: The district medical board has acquired 46 complaints of medical negligence in opposition to medical doctors working at non-public and authorities hospitals within the metropolis up to now one yr, based on a reply by the board to an RTI question filed by activist Aseem Takyar. Of the 46 complaints lodged since July 31, 26 complaints have been lodged in 2017 and 20 in 2018, added the reply.
These embody complaints in opposition to the medical doctors and employees of Normal Hospital, Civil Traces, who had been working within the gynaecology ward on April 24, 2017, when Tarannum, a resident of Bhimghar Kheri village, died there. She was referred to the hospital from the Bhondsi well being centre and the physician and nurse of the centre have been named, too.
Seven-year-old Saurya Pratap was handled for dengue and billed Rs 15.88 lakh by Medanta Hospital earlier than he died in Delhi in October final yr. A grievance has additionally been lodged on this case and the report of the probe has been submitted to the well being division.
Well being officers are actually on their toes because the medical board is conducting hearings in no less than two of those instances every working day. The board is meant to finish its inquiry in every case and submit a report inside 60 days. Nonetheless, in lots of instances, the inquiry will get delayed resulting from backlog or as a result of one of many events is lacking hearings or delaying submission of paperwork.
In line with a senior well being official, the development to file complaints has picked up after Fortis Hospital was charged with overbilling within the Adya Singh dengue case. There have been no less than 32 complaints since November 2017 after the case made headlines.
Whereas hospitals justify charges citing trendy well being companies and luxurious amenities, sufferers demand therapy at a extra inexpensive worth. That is turning into a bone of rivalry and the idea of some complaints. “There are some instances which prima facie look like real. However there are additionally these instances the place folks refuse to pay the hospital invoice after the affected person dies. We conduct inquiries however that takes time and the ready listing is growing,” mentioned Dr Naresh Sharma, medical board IMA member, Gurugram.


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