5 instances of negligence at Gurugram non-public super-speciality hospitals : The Tribune India


Bhartesh Singh Thakur

Tribune Information Providers

Chandigarh, March 7

As many as 5 instances of medical negligence have been reported from non-public tremendous speciality hospitals of Gurugram — Medanta, Fortis and Artemis — in 2017 and 2018.

In complete, the state reported 9 instances with two from Hisar and one every from Jhajjar and Panchkula.

These info have been revealed in a report of the ‘Haryana Vidhan Sabha Topic Committee on Schooling, Technical Schooling, Vocational Schooling, Medical Schooling and Well being Providers’.

At Gurugram, there have been two complaints in opposition to Fortis Hospital in 2017 and each have been discovered right by the Medical Negligence Board. In 2018, one in opposition to Artemis Hospital was discovered right whereas there have been two confirmed instances in opposition to Medanta Hospital.

The instances

Within the case of dying of Seema (51) in opposition to Fortis Hospital, a medical board opined that not giving emergency medicines to a lady who was admitted at night time in such an enormous hospital and had an opportunity of coronary heart assault is “negligence”.

The second case of Fortis was associated to a affected person who had come for bone marrow transplant and obtained an infection on the hospital after therapy.

In 2018, within the case of dying of Savitri Devi (61) the place the criticism in opposition to Artemis Hospital was forwarded by DC Gurugram, the medical board commented, “Throughout therapy, all potential measures have been taken to fight the complication. Nevertheless, there was a judgmental error on the a part of the working group (orthopaedician) to undertake an aggressive surgical method for an outdated affected person with a number of co-morbid situations”.

Within the criticism — forwarded from Haryana Medical Council — of Gopendra Singh whose youngster was admitted at Medanta Hospital, it was opined that there was no negligence however the “hospital has charged Rs 1,950 per unit in opposition to provide of RDPs (random donor platelets) to the affected person as an alternative of Rs 400 per unit fastened for dengue sufferers as per authorities tips”. The kid was later shifted to RML Hospital, Delhi, as a result of monetary constraints. Later, the kid died.

In a case of dying of Hawa Singh (72) who was admitted to Medanta Hospital with chest ache, the medical board opined, “Contemplating the very vital situation of the affected person with acute coronary syndrome and cardiogenic shock, the affected person ought to have been bodily examined by Dr Praveen Chandra (advisor) on pressing foundation. Nevertheless it was not completed on this case. Additionally in his absence — since there are not any data of any cardiologists inspecting the affected person from 4 pm (when he was admitted) to six.50 pm — therefore it’s presumed that the affected person was not below direct care of any heart specialist for which the hospital is accountable.” The criticism on this case was forwarded from the House Secretary.

Change guidelines for motion to be taken: Panel

The Vidhan Sabha committee noticed that the “Civil Surgeon has no energy to take any punitive or administrative motion in opposition to any hospital in case of any negligence” and directed “the Well being Division to make the availability of their guidelines/Act in order that strict motion in opposition to the physician/hospital/clinic involved will probably be taken by the medical negligence board in case of antagonistic report in opposition to them”.


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