A voluntary blood donor has decided to write a letter against non-government blood banks that force relatives of patients to purchase blood bags from the hospital’s blood banks where the patient is admitted.According to Zahid Khambatti, a voluntary blood donor, relatives of patients are charged extra and forced to purchase blood bags and other blood components from the hospital where the patient is admitted, instead of letting them bring blood bags from outside. Khambatti has discussed the issue with an official from the State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC).Khambatti said, “Saifee Hospital in Charni Road charged a bypass surgery patient to buy blood bags from the hospital’s blood bank even when the patient was willing to buy the blood bags from outside. When a blood bag is purchased from the hospital where the patient is admitted, he has to shell out more money.” However, Saifee Hospital’s blood transfusion officer (BTO) denied the information. Dr Ainy Choonia said, “We are not forcing anybody to buy from our blood bank. They directly communicate with the consultant about the requirements and it is arranged accordingly.”As per a Right To Information (RTI) reply, 34 non-government blood banks that collect more than 2,000 units of blood have a shortage of BTOs. According to SBTC, every shift requires one BTO and one extra for camps.RTI activist, Chetan Kothari, said, “FDA has taken action against almost all corporation and government blood banks for shortage of staff but are not willing to take action against non-government blood banks. The list of violators includes big hospitals like Lilavati, Jaslok, and Breach Candy hospital.”
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The future of nearly 2,000 employees and hundreds of patients in the Max hospital in Shalimar Bagh hangs in balance after the Delhi government ordered cancellation of its license two days ago. The employees have still not received any communication from the hospital on what will happen next.”There is no communication from the hospital on what will happen to our job. We are in dark. We cannot apply anywhere else as we have been associated to the incident,” a senior doctor said.The Delhi government on Friday cancelled the license of the hospital branch in connection with a case of gross medical negligence. As per instructions, the hospital can now not admit any new patients nor operate the Out Patient Department (OPD). Those availing treatment from the hospital will be entertained till the time they are cured.Patients admitted in the hospital have also expressed concern over the decision. “There is uncertainty on the issue. We have been coming here for the treatment of my father, who has been diagnosed with lung cancer. The treatment requires follow-ups with a team of doctors. How will that continue?” rued Shubhi Arora, a resident of Shalimar Bagh.The Delhi Medical Association (DMA) on Saturday termed the Delhi government’s move to cancel the license of the super specialty hospital as “irrational and autocratic”. The doctors’ body said the government should have waited for the Delhi Medical Council’s (DMC) report on the issue, which is expected in a few days. It said it will give a call for a strike, if needed, and will appeal to the government to revoke its decision.Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, however, said on Sunday that the government has high respect for doctors but it would not hesitate to take strong action against any private hospital found erring.”We want private hospitals. We are not against them. But in case of criminal negligence or in cases of openly looting the patients, the government will not remain silent,” he said while speaking at a public function organised in Mundka.Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, who opposed the cancellation of the hospital’s licence, also came under attack by Kejriwal, who called the decision a conscience call. “It was shameful that Manoj Tiwari and BJP stood with the Max hospital after the government cancelled its license. It is sad that instead of standing for the interest of the people, BJP and Tiwari stood with the hospital,” he said.A preliminary report submitted by a panel of doctors to Delhi government on Tuesday had found the hospital guilty of not having followed the prescribed medical norms in dealing with the newborns. The three-member panel had submitted the report after scrutinising hospital records and meeting with the staff concerned. After the death of the child, investigation into the alleged medical negligence case was transferred from the northwest district police to the Crime Branch.POINT-COUNTERPOINTDMA terms Delhi government’s move to cancel Max’s license irrational and autocratic. Cm Arvind Kejriwal says government will not hesitate to take strong action against any private hospital found erring. Preliminary report submitted by a panel of doctors to Delhi government finds hospital guilty of not having followed prescribed medical norms.
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<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi said that party President and his mother Sonia Gandhi was much better and there was nothing to worry.Sonia Gandhi, who was on a visit to Shimla, was on Friday rushed back to the national capital and admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital after she complained of stomach upset.”Ma was in Shimla and caught a stomach bug so we got her back,” Rahul said in a tweet.He added that there was nothing to worry, “Ma is much better. Thanks for the tremendous love and concern.”DS Rana, Chairman (Board of Management) of the hospital said that Gandhi, 70, is under observation.”Sonia Gandhi was brought to the hospital at 5 PM on Friday. She has been found to be suffering from stomach upset and has been admitted for observation,” said Rana in a statement.A team of doctors from the hospital was deputed to bring her back from Shimla.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>It was the first ever cab ride for 21 year old Ishwari Singh when she boarded the Ola cab on October 2 and soon it turned out to be the ride of her life as she delivered a baby boy in the cab when she was on the way to a hospital. Both the mother and the child are safe and they got the discharge from the hospital on Thursday.As a goodwill gesture, Ola, the cab aggregator sent the same cab and the driver to drop the mother and the child back home from the hospital on Thursday. Ola also announced free ride for the mother and the baby for the next five years.The Kondhwa based Vishwakarma family is overjoyed after Ishwari Singh and the child have come back home in healthy condition but on the morning of October 2, it was certainly not a joyride for her and other family members.Ishwari’s husband Ramesh Singh Vishwakarma who works in a private firm told DNA, “We have a car at home in which we would always take Ishwari to hospital for regular check up. However, on October 1, my father had taken the car for his work and I had only a two wheeler at home.”Ramesh had never thought that his wife would be delivering a baby on October 2 as her due date was on October 24. “As all the tests were normal and doctors had given us the due date of October 24, I did not bother to keep my car at home. However, in the wee hours of October 2, she started experiencing labour pain and we decided to take her to hospital in a cab.”Ramesh had enrolled Ishwari’s name in Pune municipal corporation run Kamla Nehru hospital which is nearly 12 kilometers away from their house. After booking the cab on October 2 morning, the cab driver Yashwant Galande picked up Ishwari, her mother in law and brother in law from their house at around 7.20 am while Ramesh was riding the two wheeler ahead of the cab.”Ishwari and my mother were sitting on the rear seat while my brother had taken the front seat next to the driver. After we traveled nearly four kilometers, I got a call from my brother who told me that my wife had given the birth to a baby boy on the rear seat of the cab,” Ramesh said.It was equally tensed situation for Yashwant Galande, the cab driver. Speaking to DNA, Galande said, “The ride started just like any other ride but soon the woman started crying. Her relative sitting next to her was trying to give her confidence. I was also panicked to see her situation and before I could realise, her relative announced that she has delivered the baby. Sensing the seriousness of the situation, I took the cab to the hospital without halting anywhere.”While the mother and the child was still on the way to the hospital, Ramesh called up the doctors in the hospital and asked them to be ready. “When we reached the hospital, the doctors were already waiting for outside the hospital building. As soon as we reached the hospital, the doctors detached the umbilical cord inside the cab only and they took the baby and the mother inside the hospital for further treatment,” Ramesh added.After staying in the hospital for three days, Ishwari and her baby got the discharge from the hospital on Thursday. “The original due date of the baby was on October 24 but I am happy that my son is now sharing his birth date with none other than Mahatma Gandhi,” Ramesh said.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Soon after the success of the first uterus transplant in India, Pune’s Galaxy Hospital has been approached by who wish to undergo the same operation. In just ten days, as many as 42 women have signed up for the procedure. The country’s first uterus transplant was carried out in Galaxy hospital on May 18, and in a span of two days, two women were operated upon. This feat achieved by the doctors has pushed India’s stature further in the field of medicine.The operation came as a relief to women who have not been able to conceive due to disorders or diseases that affect their uterus in some way or the other. However, the uterus transplant operation will only be available to women who are married, who have no uterus, or whose uterus has been damaged. Meanwhile, the first two Indian women to have undergone the operation are said to be recovering well and will be soon discharged from the hospital.