NEW DELHI: Delhi Government today issued show-cause notices to five private hospitals in South Delhi for their alleged refusal to admit a seven-year-old dengue patient who later died.
The government move comes after parents of the boy, who died of suspected dengue after allegedly being denied admission by the private hospitals, committed suicide by jumping from a four-storeyed building in South Delhi's Lado Sarai.
"Health Department has asked Moolchand Khairati Ram Hospital (Lajpat Nagar), Aakash Hospital (Malviya Nagar), Saket City Hospital, Max Hospital (Saket) and Irene Hospital (Kalkaji) to reply within one month as to why their registration should not be cancelled for their alleged refusal to admit an emergency patient who later lost his life," said a senior government official.
Health Minister Satyendar Jain has directed "strictest" action against those who flout the August 28 advisory which makes it madatory for all hospital and nursing homes to admit patient suffering from dengue. The couple's only son, Avinash, died of suspected dengue on September 8 after allegedly being denied admission by the private hospitals the previous day.