The Delhi government’s monitoring committee has asked the Mata Chanan Devi Hospital to treat 10-year-old Deepak till his condition is stable for him to be discharged. Deepak was taken to hospital after his spleen ruptured following an accident on May 24.
The committee’s order follows HT’s report on Sunday that said the hospital was close to discharging Deepak because his parents had run out of money for treatment.
“The three member team appointed by the high court went to the hospital to check if proper treatment was being administered to the boy. We have also got a written undertaking from the hospital that they cannot discontinue the treatment till the boy is healthy,” said high court advocate Ashok Agarwal, who is also a member of the monitoring committee.
“We have also sent written orders to Dr S.K. Bhateja, the medical superintendent at Mata Chanan Devi, to inform the monitoring committee before his discharge, so that he can be examined by an external medical team,” said a senior official at the Directorate General of Health Services.
“We also want to make sure that the hospital does not demand any money from the parents, as they are very poor and cannot afford treatment,” he added.
The committee has also taken copies of all the treatment given to the boy to get it examined from external doctors to ensure his treatment did not suffer because of funds.
An FIR has been lodged against the woman whose car hit Deepak, which caused spleen damage. Police officials said they are investigating and proper course will be taken.