New Delhi: Max Hospital located in Shalimar Bagh is set to begin its operation from today after it had obtained a stay order from the appellate authority, a month after Delhi Government revoked the Max Hospital’s license.
Earlier, three-member inquiry panel of AAP government had revoked the license describing the incident as “not acceptable”.
In the order issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the hospital authorities were directed to “refrain from admitting any new indoor patient and stop all outdoor treatment service in the premises with immediate effect”.
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had then said, “open loot or criminal negligence” by any hospital will not be tolerated.
“Whereas we don’t wish to interfere in day to day functioning of pvt hospitals, however, open loot or criminal negligence by any hospital won’t be tolerated. We won’t hesitate to take strongest action in such cases (sic),” he tweeted.
Earlier, Health minister Satyendar Jain while addressing a press conference in New Delhi, had said the government will not tolerate “criminal negligence”, while terming the upscale private as a “habitual offender”.
“Max Hospital is a habitual offender and three notices were served earlier to it. And, it has been found guilty in those cases too.
“Three notices had been issued to the hospital over lapses involving the EWS (extremely weaker section) quota patients and dengue fever beds. The action taken is in continuation of effect of previous notices,” he had said.
“The (Max) hospital cannot admit and treat new patients, which means the the hospital’s billing function is not active now. They continue to treat admitted patients,” Jain said.
He also added that Delhi Medical Council and the Medical Council of India both are competent authorities to take action against doctors.
The DGHS in its order also said that “indoor patients admitted prior to the issue of this cancellation order shall be given a choice by the keeper of the hospital to continue their indoor treatment in your (Max) hospital or to be transferred/shifted to another hospital of their choice,” reports Outlook.