GURUGRAM: A personal hospital in DLF-3 has been booked for alleged medical negligence and overcharging a Covid-19 affected person.
The hospital is accused of negligence within the remedy of the affected person, which allegedly led to his being contaminated by mucormycosis (black fungus). The hospital additionally allegedly overcharged him for oxygen and medicines.
Gaurav Kumar (31) was admitted to RBS Hospital in DLF-3’s Nathupur on Might 5 within the Covid ICU (with out ventilator). His household has alleged that correct remedy was not offered to him and because of extreme administration of steroids, unhygienic oxygen tools and negligent conduct of the hospital, Kumar developed black fungus.
TOI reached out to RBS Hospital for a remark however didn’t get a response.
“The hospital illegally charged Rs 6,000 per day for oxygen provide in violation of the federal government norms. At the moment, the federal government had fastened the speed at Rs 8,000 per day for Covid ICU (with out ventilator) in personal hospitals. The hospital, in connivance with its pharmacy, fleeced the affected person’s household and charged about Rs 85,000 for medicines bought from its pharmacy,” mentioned Amit Sahni, the counsel for the affected person’s household.
The household alleged that whereas Kumar was admitted in hospital on Might 5, he was illegally charged for drugs from Might 4. “We concern that the medicine talked about within the invoice won’t have been administered to the affected person, because the affected person has not recovered from Covid until date regardless of such heavy doses of medicine,” a relative mentioned.
On Might 7, the affected person had a nosebleed and medical doctors gave him some injections to cease bleeding. Later, he developed nasal blockage and confronted difficulties in respiration. “We complained concerning the nasal blockage to the hospital workers and physician, however they ignored it and instructed steam inhalation. The nasal blockage deteriorated, however medical doctors at RBS didn’t pay any heed to it. Excessive doses of steroids continued to be given,” the member of the family added.
Unable to get any passable remedy on nasal blockage, Kumar was shifted to Paras Hospital on Might 10, the place medical doctors confirmed that he had black fungus within the nasal space. Kumar underwent surgical procedure for mucormycosis on Might 13. The affected person continues to be admitted in Paras Hospital and is present process remedy for black fungus and different associated infections allegedly precipitated whereas availing remedy at RBS. “We’re underneath big monetary stress as black fungus developed because of negligence of RBS Hospital,” the relative mentioned.
Kumar’s household approached police with a grievance in July, however no FIR was filed. They then approached courtroom. On October 1, chief judicial Justice of the Peace Anil Kaushik directed police to register an FIR. A case was lastly lodged in opposition to RBS Hospital and others, who’re but to be recognized, underneath part 420 (dishonest) and 338 (negligent act to hazard human life) of the IPC at DLF-2 police station on Sunday.