Sh. S.C.L Das
Principal Secretary (Health)
Govt. of NCT of Delhi
Secretariat, IP Estate
Sub: GTB Hospital not providing medicines to poor IPD patient Bittu
30 years old Bittu (GTB Card No. 66492) r/o 807/13, RR Block, Naveen Shahdara, Delhi (Mob. 9891702482) is an IPD patient in Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi-95(Ward no. 26, Bed No. 25, 6th Floor). Bittu is suffering from liver, kidney and HIV problems. He has an old widow mother who is working as maid servant in some houses and hardly earns Rs. 3000/- per month. He has two daughters of six and seven years’ age. Old mother’s income is the only source of income in the family.
Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital is not providing the prescribed medicines and the mother is asked to purchase the same from the market which is not at all possible. A copy of special drug form containing the prescribed medicines is enclosed hereto for your ready reference. It is really not understandable as to why the government hospital is not providing all the required medicines to the IPD patients free of costs and are asked to purchase from the market. It needs probe and the urgent action.
Sh. Suresh, the brother-in-law patient Bittu, has personally approached to me today and requested in writing to help the patient Bittu by taking his cause with you to ensure that all the prescribed medicines are regularly provided by the GTB Hospital to the patient Bittu free of costs. A copy of the letter dated 07.10.2014 is enclosed hereto.
You are requested to kindly help the patient Bittu by directing the Medical Superintendent of GTB Hospital to provide all the medicines to IPD patient Bittu free of costs. In case, any test is required to be done, the same may also be done by the hospital at its costs and his mother is not asked to get it done from out-side the hospital.
Ashok Agarwal, Advocate
Member Monitoring Committee