Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday, ordered a magisterial probe against the five private hospitals who had allegedly denied admission to a seven year-old child suffering from dengue last week. Soon after the boy, Avinash, died, his parents too committed suicide by jumping off a multi-storeyed building where they lived in.
Under the provisions of the Delhi Nursing Homes Registration Act, 1953 the Director General of Health Services has already issued a show cause notice to all these hospitals of South Delhi, Moolchand Khairati Ram Hospital, Max Superspeciality Hospital Saket, Akash Arogya Mandir Malviya Nagar, Saket City Hospital and Irene Hospital Kalkaji.
Sisodia also instructed the Divisional Commissioner of Delhi to depute the local Sub-Magistrate to conduct the probe and submit the report to the government within 7 days.
Sisodia also added, that the hospitals including government and private must not deny admission to any dengue patients because of lack of beds since there had specific government orders on this matter.
Sisodia also directed that the inquiry should cover the responsibility of hospitals particularly those concerned with the admissions and treatments.
The probe will also recommend specific remedial actions to prevent recurrence of “any such tragic incidents”.