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HindustanTimes Fri,24 Oct 2014

Deceased Jyoti’s family protests with her body outside hospital

Vandana Singh, Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, July 26, 2014
First Published: 14:37 IST(26/7/2014) | Last Updated: 14:45 IST(26/7/2014)

Family of the deceased, Jyoti, who died on July 23 at Arora Nursing Home, protested, along with the girl’s body, outside the nursing home on the third consecutive day on Friday. The protest caused traffic jam on Shingar Cinema road for nearly half an hour.

Deceased’s husband Sunny said, “We want justice because she died due to the sheer negligence of the doctor. We want this hospital to be locked and doctor behind the bars. Besides, something should be done for the safe future of my three-and-a-half month old child, who lost his mother.”

He said Ramesh Bangar, president of an active anti-corruption group, also supported him to get justice.
On the other side, Indian Medical Association (IMA) stood by the side of Arora Nursing Home and gave a memorandum to the police commissioner against violence, threat and damage to the hospital property by the deceased’s family, and requested to take action against the culprit under the Punjab Protection of Medicare Services Persons and Institutions Act 2008.

Vidhan sabha ex-deputy speaker and ex-health minister Satpal Gosain held a meeting in the matter with Dr DP Singh Arora of Arora Nursing Home and the family members on Thursday evening, where the IMA representatives were also present. But no conclusion was drawn in the meeting.

Dr Arora said, “The meeting was called to resolve the matter. The people present at Gosain’s house started negotiating from Rs. 5 lakh and came to Rs. 2 lakh. But, when I denied paying money because I was not at fault, they threatened me of protest.”

IMA mentioned in its memorandum given to the police commissioner that when doctors reached outside Gosain’s house, two persons namely Ramesh Bangar and Mukesh Kumar, along with 20 men threatened the doctors of dire consequences.

Gosain said, “I will pursue the matter, as this was probably the sixth complaint against the same nursing home regarding negligence in treatment. A meeting was called so that justice could be provided to the victim family. We didn’t want money, but the doctor should go behind the bars and should compensate the loss to the family.”

He also denied any demand of money from the doctor.

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