Allahabad HC stays U.P. govt. order suspending licence of Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in Amethi; workers name off nine-day protest 


Joyous: Members of the joint discussion board of docs and employees of Sanjay Gandhi Hospital have a good time the Allahabad HC order. 
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The choice of the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday to remain the Uttar Pradesh authorities’s order suspending the licence of Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in Amethi has introduced reduction to the ability’s employees and people not directly depending on it for his or her survival.

A Division Bench of Justices Vivek Chaudhary and Manish Kumar mentioned the inquiry towards the hospital would go on, and requested the State authorities to file its counter affidavit.

The Health Department had suspended the hospital’s licence on September 18 and halted OPD and emergency providers after a probe was launched into the demise of a 22-year-old affected person, Divya Shukla, following a surgical procedure. The hospital, run by the Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Trust headed by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, is likely one of the largest hospitals in Amethi.

“About 800-900 patients daily avail of the OPD facilities at a nominal fee of ₹100,” mentioned Sanjay Singh, president of the joint discussion board of docs, paramedic employees and contract employees of the hospital. Following the courtroom order, the discussion board referred to as off its nine-day-long protest towards the suspension of the licence.

Sant Kumar, 44, who has been operating a tea store exterior the hospital since 2004, mentioned, “For the past two weeks, my business had practically collapsed. I pray the hospital resumes its operations soon. We are still worried.”

In its report, the three-member probe crew had discovered laxity in remedy and mentioned the affected person’s life may have been saved by specialist docs. “We are in favour of an inquiry and want the culprits to be punished, but suspending services means taking away the livelihood of 400-odd employees and hundreds of others indirectly dependent on the hospital for survival,” mentioned Bimlesh Kumari, a lady autorickshaw driver, who ferries sufferers from the hospital to the close by bus stand.

BJP demand

Meanwhile, the BJP’s Amethi district unit has demanded that the administration of the Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Trust be handed over to Maneka Gandhi and her son Varun Gandhi, BJP MPs from Sultanpur and Pilibhit, respectively, or be taken over by the State authorities.

“The government had given more than 64 bighas on lease, but the trust failed to abide by the agreements of the lease. Hence, the government should take back the land and get it to be run by Maneka Gandhi and Varun Gandhi, who are natural heirs of the late Sanjay Gandhi,” celebration district president Ram Prasad Mishra advised 247 I News.

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