Top Gurugram hospitals flouting rules, inspection reveals
It was found that that the hospitals were not treating a given number of poor patients for free, as per the government's guidelines
A committee of the Haryana Assembly on Thursday inspected the super-specialty Medanta-The Medicity, Artemis and Fortis hospitals in Gurugram and found that they were not treating a given number of poor patients for free, as per the government's guidelines.
The Subject Committee on education, technical education, vocational education, medical education and health services is headed by Umesh Aggarwal, the MLA from Gurugram. It has eight other legislators representing different constituencies of Haryana and three MLAs as special invitees.
Aggarwal was present during the inspection besides MLAs Karan Singh Dalal, Kuldeep Sharma, Om Prakash Yadav, Ramchand Kamboj, Jasbir Deswal and Nasim Ahmad.
After inspection of Medanta-The Medicity, Aggarwal told the media that the committee is on a two-day visit from Thursday.
He said many complaints were received about big hospitals not treating the poor properly and also charging them.
Aggarwal said: "After inspection, it seems that these hospitals were not treating patients from Below Poverty Line category or Economically Weaker Sections in sufficient numbers."
Palwal MLA Karan Singh Dalal said foreigners and the rich were being treated in these private hospitals in the name of health services while poor families were being ignored.
Aggarwal said the committee has sought a record from these hospitals of having treated patients from poor families, adding the committee will decide on further action after analysing the record.
Earlier, during a meeting of the committee, Gurugram Civil Surgeon B.K. Rajaura said when the state government allotted land to these hospitals on subsidised rates, an agreement was reached that 20 per cent of the patients coming to the OPD of the hospitals will be provided free treatment.
The agreement was also to treat 10 per cent of the admitted patients free of cost.
Catch up on all the latest Mumbai news, crime news, current affairs, and also a complete guide on Mumbai from food to things to do and events across the city here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates
This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever
Atal Bihari Vajpayee's daughter, granddaughter arrive at Smriti Sthal to collect ashes