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Case registered for medical negligence, overcharging in private hospital in Gurugram ...

Source: , Posted On:   12 October 2021

Case registered for medical negligence, overcharging in private hospital in Gurugram. Gurgaon News - Times of India - Bharat Times English News

Gurugram : A Private Hospital DLF-3 Has been charged medical negligence And over rent a COVID-19 Patient.
The hospital is accused of negligence in treating the patient, due to which he allegedly got infected with mucormycosis (black fungus). The hospital reportedly charged him more for oxygen and medicines as well.
Gaurav Kumar (31) was admitted to Kovid ICU (without ventilator) at RBS Hospital, Nathupur, DLF-3 on 5 May. His family has alleged that he was not treated properly and that due to excessive administration of steroids, unhygienic oxygen equipment and careless conduct of the hospital, Kumar developed black fungus.
TOI reached out to RBS Hospital for a comment but did not get any response.
“The hospital illegally charged Rs 6,000 per day for oxygen supply in violation of government norms. At that time, the government had fixed a rate of Rs 8,000 per day for COVID ICUs (without ventilators) in private hospitals. The hospital, in connivance with its pharmacy, ran the patient’s family and charged around Rs 85,000 for the medicines purchased from his pharmacy,” said Amit Sahni, the lawyer for the patient’s family.
The family alleged that Kumar was admitted to the hospital on May 5, but from May 4 onwards, he was accused of illegal drugs. “We fear that the medicines mentioned in the bill may not have been given to the patient, as the patient is yet to recover. Despite such a heavy dose of medicines till date Covid,” said a relative.
On May 7, the patient was bleeding from his nose and doctors gave him some injections to stop the bleeding. Later, he developed a blockage in his nose and faced difficulty in breathing. “We complained to the hospital staff and the doctor about blockage in the nose, but they ignored it and suggested taking steam. The nose got blocked, but the doctors at RBS did not pay any attention to it. High doses of steroids continued to be given,” said the family member.
With no satisfactory treatment for nasal congestion, Kumar was shifted to Paras Hospital on May 10, where doctors confirmed that he had black fungus in his nasal region. Kumar underwent surgery for mucormycosis on May 13. The patient is still admitted at Paras Hospital and is undergoing treatment for black fungus and other related infections allegedly caused during treatment at RBS. “We are under huge financial stress as black fungus developed due to negligence of RBS hospital,” said the relative.
Kumar’s family approached the police with a complaint in July, but no FIR was registered. After that they reached the court. On October 1, Chief Judicial Magistrate Anil Kaushik directed the police to register an FIR. A case under sections 420 (cheating) and 338 (negligent act likely to endanger human life) of the IPC was registered against RBS Hospital and others at DLF-2 police station on Sunday.