MP Health Minister directs for action against a doctor & four medical staffers, for this reason

Minister for Public Health and Family Welfare Shri Tulsiram Silawat gave instructions for action against one doctor and 4 medical staff of J.P. Hospital for negligence.

He said that if need arises then strong action will also be taken to improve arrangements of the hospital. Shri Silawat further mentioned that improvement must come in the arrangements at all the district hospitals and health centres of the state. A strong action will be taken for negligence against whoever it is, on whichever post he/she holds.

Shri Silawat visited J.P. hospital today to take stock of health facilities and arrangements at the hospital.

Shri Silawat talked directly with patients present at the hospital. Smt. Rekha Soni of Bhim Nagar informed that she could not meet doctor despite her several visits to her chamber.

After hearing this, Shri Silawat gave instructions to the civil surgeon to issue show cause notice to the Dr. Smt. Kamini Shrivastava. Shri Praveen Jain complained that doctor has written four kinds of medicine in the prescription but he has only received one medicine from the medicine distribution centre and has been told that the remaining 3 medicines are unavailable at the centre. Shri Silawat inspected the medicine distribution centre.

It was found during the inspection that out of the 4 medicines 2 were given to Praveen Jain and one substitute medicine of different name was given in place of third medicine. Shri Silawat while enquiring about the pharmacist at the centre instructed that warning should be issued to B.K Kushwaha.

Moreover, instructions were given to issue notice and immediate removal of the store in-charge Shri Mahendra Tandekar for unavailability of 74 types for medicines at the store and for not sending demand on time. Shri Silawat gave instructions to arrange for all types of medicine at the store.

Moreover, Shri Silawat enquired about the health services from the patients admitted in the ward. Expressing unhappiness over the dirty bed sheet found in female ward, Shri Silawat instructed for removal of in-charge sister B. Bala from the ward and fro issuance of show cause notice. He instructed that bed sheets in the ward should be changed daily and blanket should be given to patients after dry cleaning.

Moreover, Shri Silawat also conducted inspection of registration counter at the hospital. Several patients told him that they have to stand in queue for at least 2 hours for registration. On hearing this, Shri Silawat said that number of registration counters should be increased. He also took stock of drinking water arrangement at the hospital. He gave instructions for regular cleaning of all the water tanks and ensure that water coolers are functional.

He also saw stretchers and wheel chairs at the hospital and said that patients should be taken on stretchers by hospital employees, in case of negligence action will be taken, he added.

After the inspection, Shri Silawat held meeting with CMHO Dr. N.U. Khan, Civil Surgeon In-Charge Dr. Anil Shukla and other doctor. He said that he wish to transform J.P. Hospital into a Model District Hospital. Arrangements should be improved. All the doctors and staff should present on time in the hospital and give better health services to patients. Negligence will not be tolerated.

He also issued instructions to all the hospitals that doctors and staff should always wear uniforms. He mentioned that improvement must be seen in arrangements at hospitals. Corporator Shri Amit Sharma accompanied Shri Silawat during the inspection.

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