SHAMSHER HOSPITAL WAS INDICTED IN HIGH LEVEL PROBE BY A COMMITTEE FOR MALPRACTICES AND OVERCHARGING
Jalandhar (Global Aajtak, amarjit singh lovla)
Further tightening the noose around the hospitals indulging in malpractices, the Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Mr. Ghanshyam Thori has recommended registration of FIR against the erring hospital for serious malpractices and shortcomings.
In a communiqué to the Commissioner of Police, the Deputy Commissioner has observed, “Prima facie it appears to be case fit for investigation by the Police department, if allegations are substantiated during probe a case may be registered under relevant provisions of law against the Shamsher Hospital”.
Pertinently, the Deputy Commissioner had on May 18 suspended Level-II covid care facility (for new admissions) at Shamsher Hospital after a preliminary report submitted by the health authorities’ flagged malpractices and overcharging. The action followed a complaint filed by family members of a patient who had died. The complainants had alleged that the patient, who was ill, was rushed to Shamsher Hospital, where he was admitted in Level-II covid care ward without RTPCR test.
The complainant had further alleged that in a serious negligence the patient, which was under treatment at level II Covid centre, was given treatment of Level-III despite the fact that hospital was not entitled to do this thereby putting the life of patient in serious threat. The complainant had also levied allegations of overcharging of medicines and injections.
The Committee had in its preliminary report indicted the hospital for mismatch between medicine issue and administered, use of expired medicine for treatment of patient and hospital going for Covid test of patient from a laboratory that was not even entitled to conduct that test. Following the report by committee the DC had recommended registration of FIR against the erring hospital.