Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, April 30
An inquiry deputed by the Civil Surgeon against a Jalandhar-based private hospital on the complaint of a city activist, has given a clean chit to the hospital and its doctors named in the complaint. Civil Surgeon Dr Balwant Singh had marked an inquiry into the matter, which has absolved the hospital of any wrongdoing or discrepancy.
Notably, activist Sanjay Sehgal had marked a complaint to the Deputy Commissioner, Civil Surgeon and Police Commissioner - seeking action against doctors of a private hospital for alleged negligent treatment of his father. In his letter to the officials, he alleged that his father was admitted to the private hospital on April 7. He alleged, “The next day, the doctor advised that the patient had to be immediately given Remdesivir injection (6 vaccine course) which is available at a cost of Rs 5,400 each. I requested the doctor to arrange Remdesivir injection from my source. The nursing staff on duty told me that the injection will be injected late at night to your patient. As told by the doctor, my father’s condition was critical or serious why was injection not given to him immediately. Why did the doctor ask me that Remdesivir injection will be given late night?”
He further alleged, “The hospital and its doctors have not given proper treatment to my father so he went into critical condition on level-III ICU.” The Civil Surgeon Jalandhar formed a team comprising Deputy Medical Commissioner Dr Jyoti Sharma, SMO Dr Parminder Kaur and Drug Inspector Amarjit Singh.
Civil Surgeon Dr Balwant Singh said, “None of the charges made has been proven in the investigation. The inquiry did not find anything amiss on the part of the hospital.”
Deputy Medical Commissioner Dr Jyoti Sharma said, “The Remdesivir records at the hospital show it was bought on an MRP of Rs 5,400 which was the printed price then. The hospital has also shared records of the patients to whom Remdesivir was administered.”
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