Sunday, June 17, 2012

LNJP Hospital denies treatment to Ankit suffering from a disorder with his genitalia (regarding penis size)

SOCIAL JURIST 478, Lawyers Chambers, Western Wing, Tis Hazari Courts, Delhi-54 To The Principal Secretary (Health) Govt. of NCT of Delhi Secretariat, I.P. Estate New Delhi- 110002 08.06.2012 Subject: Denial of treatment to Ankit at LNJP Hospital/ Maulana Azad Hospital Dear Sir, Ms. Manju, a resident of E-70, Shashi Garden, Delhi-110091 (M- 9213250623) has given us a written complaint dated 08.06.2012 primarily raising a grievance that her son Ankit, aged 15-years, is suffering from a disorder with his genitalia (regarding penis size) and requires medical intervention. For his treatment, she took him to Delhi Govt. run dispensary at Shashi Garden on 05.06.2012. The Doctor at the said dispensary referred the matter to LNJP Hospital for expert opinion. Accordingly, the mother took him to LNJP Hospital on 06.06.2012. Ankit was examined by the Doctor at LNJP Hospital who prescribed certain tests. On the next day, Ankit’s X-ray was taken but so far as other tests are concerned, the laboratory at Maulana Azad told the patient’s mother that in absence of the availability of the chemical in the lab required for the given test, the test could not be conducted. She was advised to come after 2 months when a date for the test may be given. We are surprised that a Hospital like Maulana Azad does not have the basic facilities for the required tests. In these circumstances, the chances of the patient getting the tests done seem bleak. In a nutshell, it amounts to denial of essential medical treatment to Ankit who belongs to an economically weaker section and is unable to afford tests from private labs. It’s a serious matter as it is tantamount to violation of human and fundamental right of a child to health. We request you to kindly look into this matter on an urgent basis and take appropriate action so that Ankit can get appropriate medical treatment in LNJP Hospital/ Maulana Azad Hospital as early as possible. With regards, Ashok Agarwal, Advocate Adviser, Social Jurist M-9811101923

No comments: