46 complaints of negligence in 1 12 months, reveals RTI reply | Gurgaon Information

GURUGRAM: The district medical board has acquired 46 complaints of medical negligence in opposition to docs working at non-public and authorities hospitals within the metropolis previously one 12 months, 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 embrace complaints in opposition to the docs and employees of Common 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 12 months. A criticism 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 not less than two of those circumstances 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 circumstances, 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 response to 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 not less than 32 complaints since November 2017 after the case made headlines.
Whereas hospitals justify charges citing fashionable well being companies and luxurious services, sufferers demand remedy at a extra inexpensive worth. That is changing into a bone of competition and the idea of some complaints. “There are some circumstances which prima facie look like real. However there are additionally these circumstances the place folks refuse to pay the hospital invoice after the affected person dies. We conduct inquiries however that takes time and the ready record is rising,” mentioned Dr Naresh Sharma, medical board IMA member, Gurugram.

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