After his surprise visits at PGIMS Rohtak for two successive days, health minister Anil Vij on Monday made an inspection at the Bhagat Phool Singh Women's Medical College in Khanpur Kalan in Sonepat district.
During his over two-hour inspection, the health minster visited several wards and the out-patient department (OPD) of the medical college.
Vij found several lapse in the functioning of the hospital and expressed his displeasure over the performance of the college. The health minister also clicked photographs of the admit cards and medicine slips given to the patients by doctors.
Vij asked the doctors why they were forcing the patients to bring medicine from private chemist shops even as these were available in the hospital at free of cost.
He also inquired about the X-ray and ultrasound machines in the hospital and found that these were not working well.
Talking to mediapersons later, the health minister said that he had found irregularities in the functioning of the medical institution and said that the action would be taken against the erring doctors and staff members.
He said that the health department was making efforts to ensure that all medicines were made available to the patients free of cost, but the doctors were forcing the patients to pay for the medicines. He said a departmental probe would be conducted into the matter.
Vij also blamed the previous Congress government, led by chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, for poor medical services in the state and said, "They did not take steps to improve health services. Now, we are making efforts to do so but it will take time".