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Top Gurugram hospitals flouting rules, inspection reveals

IANS  |  Gurugram 

A committee of the Assembly on Thursday inspected the super-specialty Medanta-The Medicity, Artemis and here and found that they were not treating a given number of poor patients for free, as per the government's guidelines.

The on education, technical education, vocational education, medical education and is headed by Umesh Aggarwal, the MLA from Gurugram. It has eight other legislators representing different constituencies of and three MLAs as special invitees.

Aggarwal was present during the inspection besides MLAs Karan Singh Dalal, Kuldeep Sharma, Om Prakash Yadav, Ramchand Kamboj, and

After inspection of Medanta-The Medicity, Aggarwal told the media that the committee is on a two-day visit from Thursday.

He said many complaints were received about big not treating the poor properly and also charging them.

Aggarwal said: "After inspection, it seems that these were not treating patients from Below Poverty Line category or Economically Weaker Sections in sufficient numbers."

Palwal MLA said foreigners and the rich were being treated in these private hospitals in the name of while poor families were being ignored.

Aggarwal said the committee has sought a record from these hospitals of having treated patients from poor families, adding the committee will decide on further action after analysing the record.

Earlier, during a meeting of the committee, Gurugram Civil Surgeon B.K. Rajaura said when the allotted land to these hospitals on subsidised rates, an agreement was reached that 20 per cent of the patients coming to the OPD of the hospitals will be provided free treatment.

The agreement was also to treat 10 per cent of the admitted patients free of cost.



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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 20:40 IST