Case against private hospital in Covid patient’s death in Gurugram

Gurugram police files case against private hospital over death of woman due to alleged negligence,hospital denies charge.

Published: 25th July 2020 09:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2020 09:03 AM   |  A+A-

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CHANDIGARH: Haryana Police on Friday registered a case against a private hospital in Gurugram over the death of a 44-year-old woman due to alleged negligence. The family of Seema Arora has alleged that she was not provided oxygen support despite having tested positive for Covid-19. The police registered the case after her family complained to CM ML Khattar and the Chief Medical Officer.

The case was registered at Sector 10-A police station in Gurugram on charge of causing death by negligence against the hospital. The hospital is located in Sector 37 of the millennium city. A police officer said that a notice will be sent to the hospital to join the probe. Arora was admitted to the hospital on June 1 and had tested positive for Covid-19 after two days.

She was then shifted to the Covid-19 ward of the hospital. On June 5, she called her family and told them she was not being given oxygen support despite repeated requests as she was having trouble breathing. She asked her family to shift her from the hospital. The family shifted her to another hospital in a critical condition where she died within minutes of admission. The family alleged that the hospital did not provide oxygen support to her even while she was being shifted in an ambulance.

The private hospital has termed the allegations baseless and denied any negligence on their part. “We have already filed an appeal in the Haryana Medical Council as the allegations are false, baseless and frivolous. All medical assistance was given to the patient,” a senior functionary of the hospital said over phone. According to police sources, the family of the deceased had approached the CM Window and the office of Chief Medical Officer of Gurugram to air their grievance. An inquiry was conducted and police action was recommended.

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