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Doctors of two Hospitals held guilty in Govt probe

Doctors at Sushruta Trauma Centre and Lok Nayak Hospital were found guilty of dereliction of duty on Wednesday. The two, along with Babu Jagjiwan Ram Hospital, had refused to admit an accident who later died.

delhi Updated: Dec 02, 2010 01:58 IST
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Doctors at Sushruta Trauma Centre and Lok Nayak Hospital were found guilty of dereliction of duty on Wednesday. The two, along with Babu Jagjiwan Ram Hospital, had refused to admit an accident who later died.

Rambhor (50), a vegetable vendor who was hit by a speeding vehicle on Monday night at Azadpur Mandi, died early on Tuesday after being moved from one hospital to another in an ambulance for over five hours.

Delhi health minister Kiran Walia issued directions on Tuesday evening to initiate disciplinary action against the doctors after preliminary inquiry into the death of the victim found them guilty of neglecting their duty.

Director, directorate of health services, Dr S Bhattacharjee, submitted the preliminary inquiry report on Wednesday.

"The doctors will be suspended pending detailed inquiry into their conduct. Show-cause notices will also be issued to the doctors on supervisory position in the emergency wing of both these hospitals," said Walia.

Rambhor was first rushed to Babu Jagjiwan Ram Hospital, which refused to admit him as there were no intensive care beds available. From there he was moved to Sushruta Trauma Centre, where he was again refused admission as they did not have an ultrasound facility.

He was finally taken to Lok Nayak Hospital, which also refused him admission, saying his medico-legal documents were not in place. Rambhor died on the hospital premises.