LUCKNOW The cancellation of registration of Amethi’s Sanjay Gandhi Hospital by the UP administration triggered a contemporary spherical of verbal duel between the Congress and the BJP. The 2 events once more traded prices over the difficulty of improvement tasks in the Lok Sabha constituency, which until 2019, was thought of the bastion of the Nehru-Gandhi household.
Each events had persistently remained engaged in a blame sport, with the grand outdated celebration accusing the BJP-led authorities of taking away improvement tasks away from the constituency after the set up of BJP-led authorities on the Centre following 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
The Sanjay Gandhi Charitable Belief runs the hospital in Munshiganj (Amethi) offering well being care companies to folks of close by areas. Senior Congress chief and Rae Bareli MP Sonia Gandhi is the chairperson of the belief whereas Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi and AICC common secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are its members.
The UP well being division had cancelled the registration of the Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Amethi after the demise of a 22-year-old girl in a case of alleged medical negligence.
Well being division officers on Tuesday mentioned on the instructions of the deputy chief minister, a three-member crew led by extra CMO Dr Ram Prasad performed a probe into the matter. In its report, the division discovered laxity in therapy given to Divya, 22, and mentioned the lady may have been saved if specialist medical doctors had reached the hospital.
On September 14, Divya was taken to the hospital after she complained of a abdomen ache. After analyzing her, the physician prompt an operation to take away stones in her gallbladder.
Whereas the Congress termed the suspension of licence as “political vendetta”, the BJP mentioned there had been cases of medical negligence in the hospital earlier too.
“That is clearly political vendetta. As an alternative of bringing about improvement in the constituency, the BJP authorities has been shutting down current tasks. The hospital additionally served folks of close by districts. The state authorities’s precedence must be to make sure that folks proceed to get medical therapy there. In addition to giving representations to the district administration, we’re taking the difficulty to courtroom as properly,” mentioned Pradeep Singhal, president, district Congress Committee (Amethi).
“There have been complaints towards the hospital and instances of medical negligence have been reported from there earlier too,” mentioned Uma Shankar Pandey, BJP chief and president of Amethi Bar Affiliation.
UP Congress Committee (UPCC) president Ajay Rai had on Wednesday despatched a letter to chief minister Yogi Adityanath, urging him to withdraw the orders for cancellation of registration to make sure that the hospital continues to serve folks.
In 2017, a sub-divisional Justice of the Peace (SDM) had visited Sanjay Gandhi Hospital at Munshiganj (Amethi) amid allegations that the hospital’s visitor home was getting used for “political actions”, which triggered a war of words between the Congress and the BJP. The Congress accused the BJP authorities of ‘eyeing extra tasks for closure’ that have been being run in Amethi. The district administration in Amethi had additionally accused the hospital of violating the situations of land lease.
“There’s a lengthy listing of tasks which were closed in Amethi. Sanjay Gandhi Hospital is amongst tasks that one way or the other survived. Now, the hospital has additionally been closed,” mentioned Singhal. However Pandey countered this saying the BJP authorities introduced new tasks to Lucknow. He mentioned Krishi Vigyan Kendra, a central faculty and Amethi bypass and so forth had been delivered to Amethi in the course of the tenure of BJP authorities.
A day after the Congress demanded revocation of Sanjay Gandhi Hospital’s licence suspension, UP deputy chief minister Brajesh Pathak on Thursday mentioned the step was taken after a probe into the demise of a lady, in line with an company report. He mentioned motion could be taken towards all of the hospitals, which have been functioning illegally or discovered of negligence in treating sufferers.