Delhi Hospitals May Lose Licence For Turning Away Patients

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By DoThe Best September 16, 2015 12:30

Delhi Hospitals May Lose Licence For Turning Away Patients

Here are the latest developments:
  1. Aman Sharma, 6, and Avinash Rout, 7 died last week allegedly after they were refused treatment by city hospitals. After Avinash’s death, his parents committed suicide, provoking an outcry and jolting the government.
  2. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who made surprise inspections of state-run hospitals on Tuesday, said: “We have become blind in the race to make more and more profit. We shouldn’t forget our humanity.”
  3. There have been 11 deaths due to dengue in Delhi. After an emergency cabinet meeting, the Aam Aadmi Party government announced that its corruption helpline, 1031, would operate as a helpline for dengue.
  4. Authorities have ordered surprise inspections at private hospitals to ensure they comply with an order not to turn away dengue patients. Doctors’ leave has been cancelled to help cope with the influx of sick people.
  5. More than 1,800 dengue cases have been recorded in the city this year – the highest number since 2010, when more than 6,000 were reported. 1,000 extra beds have to be made available in state-run hospitals to treat dengue patients, the government has said.
  6. Children must report to school in clothes that fully cover their arms and legs for the next month to avoid mosquito bites, the government said on Tuesday. Uniforms will not be mandatory during this period.
  7. Avinash Rout’s medical reports showed he was referred to five prominent private hospitals in the capital. The 7-year-old was eventually admitted to another private hospital, but died soon after. His parents jumped from a four-storey building in South Delhi; their suicide note talked of the loss of their only child.
  8. Dengue cases generally peak in October, after the end of the monsoon rains. Symptoms include a sudden fever, headache, muscle and joint pains. The disease is also known as “break-bone fever” for the intense pain victims can suffer.
  9. Dengue cases have also been reported in other parts of the country. In Punjab, there have been two deaths and 900 cases. Two persons have also died in Haryana, where there have been 300 cases.
  10. Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have also seen dengue cases, but the worst affected is Delhi.
DoThe Best
By DoThe Best September 16, 2015 12:30
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