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Contempt notice served to hospital

delhi Updated: Apr 28, 2010 01:03 IST
Sumit Saxena
Sumit Saxena
Hindustan Times
Civil Judge

A city court on Monday issued contempt notice to the president of Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, as the hospital management refused to reinstate its CEO, who exposed corruption in the hospital.

On April 13, the court had ordered immediate reinstatement of the CEO.

Slamming the hospital management, Senior Civil Judge Vinod Yadav said, “Why properties may not be attached and why the president should not be sent to civil imprisonment for not complying with court orders?”

The judge said, “The applicant was penalised for curbing rampant corruption in the hospital as well as the managing committee.”

M.S. Gupta, a professor at Medical College, Rohtak, joined the Punjabi Bagh-based hospital as CEO in 2006. He was appointed for a period of five years.

Senior Civil Judge Vinod Yadav, citing a Supreme Court judgment in P. Venugopal case, said the hospital management flouted the “principles of natural justice”.

“Gupta was denied the opportunity to defend himself,” said the judge in the April 13 order.

The court noted that Gupta did not permit the hospital management to interfere in the Diplomat National Board admissions, as he was the ex-officio chairman of the selection board, and refused to part with confidential information.