In quest for ensuring affordable and quality healthcare services, Chief Minister of NCT, Arvind Kejriwal reacting on the cancellation of the license of Max Super Speciality Hospital Shalimar Bagh on 8 December 2017 said that the AAP Government gives top priority to education and health sector for people of India and the government will not tolerate any entity causing harm to rights of citizens.
“Report suggests that Max Super Speciality Hospital Shalimar Bagh on prima facie grounds has committed gross medical negligence in a recent instance where it had pronounced birth of twin new borns as still born, while the male new born was found alive later and admitted to another private nursing home, where it fought for life for over a week,” said Kejriwal.
“Our government gives top priority to education and health for our citizens and have worked out for betterment on the various public and private sector. We have upgraded public education and health infrastructure and without wanting to interfere in private sector not allowed the private sector to be unreasonable to the citizens. Likewise, in case of private hospitals, we will not tolerate any entity doing injustice to the rights of commoners,” he added.
Further on the grounds of cancellation, the enquiry report found, “ Max Super Speciality Hospital Shalimar Bagh had its EWS- OPD at one corner of the hospital with make shift sitting arrangements with broken chairs. It had admitted other patients on 10-20% additional temporary beds allowed by government to cater to cases of dengue, Chikungunya and fever only. Hospital didn’t keep proper record of temperature and vital signs during the comfort care provided to the male live newborn. Hospital has entered the name of the live male newborn in the still born register. Nurse on duty also missed to notice signs of life in the live male newborn.”