Gurugram hospital, too, accused of negligence

Gurugram hospital, too, accused of negligence

Tribune News Service

Gurugram, June 8

A month after eight critical Covid patients had died at the local Kirti hospital after it allegedly ran out of oxygen and the staff went missing, the authorities have found the hospital guilty of negligence.

A medical board, which investigated a complaint by the kin of one of the deceased, found the hospital guilty of negligence in treatment and has forwarded the report to the DC for further action.

Meanwhile, CMO Dr Virender Yadav refused to divulge the details, saying the report was with the DC.

One of the board members said the hospital’s negligence had led to the death of the complainant’s relative and could also be taken as a reference to drive conclusion on similar deaths which occurred at the same time in the hospital under same circumstances.

It was alleged relatives of the dead assaulted doctors and hospital staff, who hid for their safety, but relatives alleged that they had run away, leaving behind the patients. A video too had gone viral, showing the police coming and arranging emergency help as the hospital staff was missing.

Doctors at Kirti Hospital, which has 50 beds for Covid patients, said the hospital had asked families of all patients to take them elsewhere as it struggled to find oxygen. By evening, the hospital shut its operations.

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