Delhi Government Issues Show-Cause Notice to Maharaja Agrasen Hospital for Medical Negligence
Summary: The Delhi government has issued a show-cause notice to the medical superintendent of Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, Punjabi Bagh, for medical negligence leading to the death of a patient. This action is in compliance with a high court order that highlighted various shortcomings amounting to medical negligence by the doctors treating the patient. The government has been directed to take appropriate action in response to the court-formed committee’s report. The petitioner alleges that despite repeated follow-ups, the respondent authorities have not taken any action or provided information on proposed actions against Heart Lab Rohini and Maharaja Agrasen Hospital.
Background and Court Order
In a recent development, the Delhi government has issued a show-cause notice to the medical superintendent of Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, Punjabi Bagh, for medical negligence that resulted in the death of a patient. This action is in compliance with a high court order from last month. Justice Jasmeet Singh, in an order dated July 13, noted the report of a committee appointed by the court on September 11, 2021. The committee’s report highlighted various shortcomings that amounted to medical negligence by the doctors treating the patient.
Action Taken by the Delhi Government
The deputy secretary of health and family welfare, who appeared before the high court, assured that appropriate action would be taken on the committee’s report within four weeks. The matter was then forwarded to the Director General of Health Services (DGHS) for examination and submission of a compliance report. The report reached the Registrar of Delhi Medical Council, seeking a fresh inquiry into the matter.
The petitioner, who is the brother of the deceased patient, claims that standard medical procedures were not followed, consent for administering procedures was not obtained, procedures were conducted negligently by unauthorized persons, and proper records were not maintained. These alleged acts of medical negligence led to the patient’s death on April 1, 2016.
Plea for Action Against Heart Lab Rohini and Maharaja Agrasen Hospital
The petitioner has expressed dissatisfaction with the respondent authorities’ lack of action. Despite repeated follow-ups through RTI applications, phone calls, and legal notices, the authorities have not taken any action or provided information on proposed actions against Heart Lab Rohini and Maharaja Agrasen Hospital. The petitioner seeks accountability and appropriate action against these healthcare providers as highlighted in the court-formed committee’s report.
As the case progresses, it remains to be seen how the Delhi government and the concerned authorities will respond to the show-cause notice and address the issue of medical negligence in Maharaja Agrasen Hospital.
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