Patients should not be left to suffer due to infighting at hospitals: HC

March 31st, 2009 - 10:38 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, March 31 (ANI): Taking the authorities at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences to task over neglecting patients due to ego clashes among doctors, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday stated that internal disputes at the hospital would not to be tolerated at the cost of suffering patients.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice A P Shah expressed concern over patients not being treated properly due to ego clashes among different groups of doctors in the premier institute.

The court’s observation came while taking cognisance of a letter written by a mother of month-old child, alleging callousness on behalf of AIIMS doctor in treating her child.

In the letter, the mother Rekha told the court that her baby was suffering from heart ailment and was admitted to the AIIMS under the supervision of Doctor A K Bisoi, a Cardio Thoracic Surgeon. However, the baby was neglected by hospital authorities after Bisoi was suspended by the Health Minister on March 9.

Taking serious consideration of such a situation at the premier hospital, the court said, “We are interested in saving the child. Tell us how you are going to do it. We are not concerned about internal disputes in the hospital. Patients are suffering because of internal fighting.”

“No body should be victimised because of ego clash,” the court said while directing the hospital to bring one specialist doctor before it in the afternoon to assure that the child would be properly treated. (ANI)

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