Sh. Arvind Kejriwal
Chief Minister of Delhi, New Delhi
Subject: - 2 days old EWS critical patient denied treatment by Max Hospital, Patparganj
I have come across a shocking incident in which Max Hospital Patpargnaj Delhi has literally denied treatment to a two days old male child under EWS category. The relatives of the patient child have been harassed for the last two days and the patient though very critical has not even been seen by any doctor till the writing of this letter. This has happened when the undersigned, who is member of the High Court appointed EWS monitoring committee has been in the constant touch with Sh. Narender, EWS Nodal Officer of the Max Hospital and constantly persuading him to provide free treatment to critically two days old patient. Though assurances have been received from Sh. Narender but nothing has been done. It is a clear case of violation of High Court orders and Delhi Government Guidelines by the Max Hospital and warrants immediate actions against the hospital. It is needless to say that the EWS Beds status of the Max Hospital Patparganj in the last two days is that out of the 40 EWS Beds, 28 are lying unoccupied.
It is submitted that Sh. Guddu ( M: 9873645990) father of the two days old child has been living at D-569, Buland Masjid, Shastri Park, Delhi-110053. On 17.02.2015, a son was born to him. On birth, the child was found facing some medical problem and was taken to Chacha Nehru Hospital which told the parents that the child was suffering from some serious problems and on reference the child was taken to Lok Nayak Hospital on the same day. The doctor at Lok Nayak Hospital examined the child and was advised admission. However, the said child was denied further treatment on the alleged ground of non-availability of the bed and was further advised to take the child to other government hospital.
In the above back drop, Sh. Guddu approached me on 19.02.2015 along with the child narrating the entire story. Thereafter I contacted Sh. Naredner, EWS Nodal Officer of the Max Hospital and requested him to provide free treatment to the child under EWS category on urgent basis. Sh. Naredenr assured me that the child would be taken care of. When Sh. Guddu took the child to the Max Hospital on 19.02.2015 and contacted Sh. Narender. Sh. Naredner, after taking copies of some documents from the patient’s father asked him to come on the next day i.e. 20.02.2015. Today, when the father took the child again to the Max Hospital in the morning and remained there for 4 to 5 hours, the hospital did not took pain to even get the child examined by a doctor and in last, he was told to come on the next day i.e. 21.02.2015.
In these facts and circumstances, it is requested that some serious action may be taken against the Max Hospital, Patparganj for denial of treatment to an EWS critically ill patient.
Ashok Agarwal, Advocate
Member-EWS Bed Monitoring Committee