Several social workers, RTI activists and lawyers on Monday submitted a memorandum to Gurugram Chief Medical Officer for Health Minister Anil Vij seeking time bound probe into complaints of alleged medical negligence against private hospitals and stressing the need to set up a new civil hospital in view of increasing population.
Two month time
In a two-page memorandum submitted under the aegis of People Against Medical Corruption, a non-government organisation working for accountability and transparency in medical sector, the signatories demanded that a law for completing the probe into complaints of alleged medical negligence within a period of two months be enacted at the earliest to help the victims.
The activists also demanded inquiry into the bank account and phone call details of those doctors and officials who have been part of various committees conducting probe into complaints of medical negligence to bring out nexus, if any, between them and the private hospitals.
They also demanded that doctors and officials of private hospitals should not be the part of any committee conducting probe into complaints of medical negligence against private hospitals.
The memorandum demanded that banners and hoardings be put at private hospitals sand offices of Deputy Commissioner and the Haryana Urban Development Authority to create awareness among the prospective beneficiaries regarding the government's policy for free treatment to poor in private hospitals.
Another major demand included setting up of a new Civil Hospital in view of the increase in population.
“The present hospital is around four decades old and lacks the infrastructure to cater to ever-increasing population. The population over these years has increased to 30 lakh. We demand that a new hospital equipped with modern facilities be set up for the convenience of the common man,” said Mohit Khatana of People Against Medical Corruption.
Several senior lawyers, including former office-bearers of Gurugram Bar Council, were also present.