The decision to cancel the license of the Max hospital in Shalimar Bagh has put a question mark on the fate of nearly 2,000 employees working in the hospital, besides the numerous patients currently availing treatment from there.In 2017 till now, the hospital admitted more than 33,000 patients. The 250-bed facility also welcomed over 1.5 lakh patients in its OPD this year. Now, the hospital cannot admit any new patients.The government has directed the hospital to finish the treatment of all indoor patients admitted but has given no direction regarding the employees. “It is not our duty. The hospital should decide what to do with their staff,” Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said.In its official statement, the hospital stated that it will explore its options. “We have received a notice of cancellation of the license. We strongly believe that this ruling is harsh and that we have not been given adequate opportunity to be heard.We believe that even if there is an individual error of judgement, holding the hospital responsible is unfair and will severely limit the ability of patients to access treatment. This will compound the shortage of hospital facilities in the national Capital. We will explore all options available to us. We stand firmly behind our commitment to patient care, clinical, and service excellence to the best of our capabilities,” the hospital statement read.
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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 –>Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who was on a visit to Shimla, was today rushed back to the national capital and admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital after she complained of stomach upset.D S 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.According to sources, Gandhi was rushed to the hospital in an air-ambulance from Shimla, where she had gone for a vacation.A team of doctors from the hospital was deputed to bring her back from Shimla.Party sources said her condition was stable.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two Shiv Sena party workers were detained and later arrested after they tried to write the number ‘0’ on the forehead of Dr Harish Pathak, who heads the Forensic department at KEM hospital.The workers said that they were upset after the hospital labelled the bodies of the deceased with numbers. The decision also drew heavy criticism. The hospital said that it was done to expedite the process of identification.”These people barged into the hospital and wanted to write on the doctor’s forehead. They were stopped by hospital staff,” said N Ambika, deputy commissioner of police, zone 4.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 40-year-old woman was allegedly raped in a district women’s hospital by the son of a cleaner epmloyed there, police said here today. The woman, said to be mentally disturbed, was admitted to the hospital where she was raped last night by the accused, ASP (east) Gyananjay Singh said. The accused was arrested after people caught him in the act and handed him over to police. The woman, who is in a serious condition, has been referred to Lucknow for a medical examination, he added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Telangana Health and Medical Department today said it has ordered an inquiry into conducting of ‘puja and homam (holy fire)’ in the state-run Gandhi Hospital here. A senior doctor and some of the hospital staff, two days ago, held puja seeking divine blessings for expecting mothers and new born babies. Ramesh Reddy, Director of Medical Education, Telangana said an inquiry has been ordered. “The superintendent of the hospital has been asked to conduct the inquiry. We are very clear that any such activity should not happen anywhere near the patient care facilities including wards. “If it is conducted outside the hospital premises, then it is fine. But if it is done (as per media reports) near gynaecology department in the hospital or near patients and caused disturbance to them, then it is a problem,” Reddy told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Mumbai serial blasts case convict Mustafa Dossa was today admitted to the JJ Hospital here after he complained of chest pain. “Dossa was admitted to the jail ward of the hospital at 3 am,” Hospital dean TP Lahane told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The state-run Gandhi Hospital authorities today constituted a committee to probe into the allegations that a patient was denied wheelchair for being unable to pay “bribes.” In absence of the wheelchair, the patient, with severe mobility problems, has been left moving around in the hospital for treatment, on a kids’ tricycle of his son, that his wife brings to the hospital while visiting it with him. S Raju in his 40s had been visiting the hospital for a follow-up treatment for the burn injuries that he had suffered due to electrical shock last August. His wife Santoshi alleged as she did not have money to pay “tips” to the ward-boys, he was not being given wheelchairs and had to use a tricycle to move around in the hospital. Santoshi said they had been coming to the hospital for the treatment and the doctors had told her that her husband, a painter, needs to undergo surgery. But the hospital authorities, she said, have been postponing it on various pretexts, including the paucity of beds. She further said as ward-boys had been demanding Rs 100 to Rs 200 for providing wheelchair, she had been bringing their son’s tricycle to the hospital during their visits. “At least on five to six occasions I paid the amount. But, on Wednesday, I was not able to pay because I did not have the money. I brought this tricycle to the hospital and made my husband sit on it to move around in the hospital premises for treatment,” said Santoshi, who stays in Begumpet area here. She further alleged “they are creating problems… It is such a big government hospital.. they should help.” “Earlier my husband underwent treatment at the hospital for almost 100 days and I had to spend for getting injections and bed covers,” said Santoshi. Meanwhile, Gandhi Hospital’s superintendent Dr Manjula told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>An unidentified gunman opened fire at a police van, killing one policeman and injuring two others, in this restive northwestern Pakistani city today. The attacker was gunned down in retaliatory fire, police said. The attacker opened fire at the police mobile van in Tehkal area of Peshawar district. The injured policemen were shifted to a nearby hospital. One of the injured policeman passed away in the hospital.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two ward boys of a state-run hospital were suspended today for allegedly demanding bribe from the family members of a tuberculosis patient, who died during treatment last night. The family members of the patient, who was in his mid-30s, alleged that the ward boys and other hospital staff demanded bribe to provide oxygen to him after he was admitted to the city-based TB and Chest Hospital yesterday morning. “The ward boys demanded Rs 150 for oxygen. Neither the doctors nor any nurse attended him (the patient),” the family members of the deceased alleged while holding a protest at the hospital premises last night. They also alleged negligence on part of the hospital staff “leading to their kin’s death”. The family members of the patient lodged a complaint with the hospital authorities in this connection. According to the hospital’s Superintendent, Dr Sai Kumar, the patient was suffering from chronic TB and he died last night in the hospital while undergoing treatment. “The patient did not come for treatment on a regular basis. He was given treatment (after being admitted yesterday morning) but did not respond to the same and died,” he told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)