AIIMS doctor fired for taking money for surgery; The center asks for a report

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First published September 21, 2022 at 4:01 PM IST

A doctor in the AIIMS Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology allegedly took money from a patient’s father to perform surgery, prompting the Union Health Department to request a report from the hospital.

A preliminary investigation by an investigative committee concluded that the complaint against the doctor was well-founded, so the hospital administration removed him from duty and ordered him to report to the Institute. Jhajjar Cancer National. The lawsuit was filed in June this year.

According to the committee’s report, Lal Singh Choubey, a security guard from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), filed a complaint alleging that he approached the concerned doctor for the treatment of his daughter in October 2021 and that she was told she needed surgery. .

His operation ended on October 30 last year. Choubey said the doctor told him before the operation that it would cost around Rs 40,000 due to buying supplies from a vendor.

The Complainant was introduced to a “provider” the morning of his daughter’s surgery. Choubey claimed to have paid the “supplier” in cash, but was refused a receipt when he asked for one. He was told that if he wanted a receipt he would have to pay goods and services tax (GST), so he did not pursue the case, according to the report.

The complainant claimed that he had paid the “supplier” with the money he had saved for the wedding of his eldest daughter.

When asked by the committee why he waited so long to press charges, Choubey said he was concerned about his daughter’s treatment.

The complainant said her daughter told a friend who accompanied her to the Outpatient Department (OPD) on her follow-up visits that her family had spent Rs 36,000 on the operation. One of the OPD officers overheard the conversation and advised him to press charges.

Choubey then filed a complaint in June. He also said he had no complaints about his daughter’s treatment and was grateful to the doctor for treating her.

“After conducting a preliminary investigation, the committee finds that Lal Singh Choubey’s complaint is well-founded, and the allegations of having paid money for surgery cannot be denied.”

“The testimonies of two different patient attendants, the complainant and another patient, each independent of the other, are clear and similar, lending credence to the complaint.” Lal Singh Choubey’s complaint is credible and unsubstantiated, according to the committee.

The committee spoke to two other patients treated by the same doctor, and one of them admitted to paying a vendor 34,000 rupees for supplies. According to the report, the doctor introduced the patient to the salesman in his office.

According to an official, the Union Health Ministry has requested a report on the matter from the AIIMS administration.

(With PTI entries)

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Last updated Sep 21, 2022 4:03 PM IST

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