Action taken in pursuance of the recommendation by MCI for death allegedly by medical negligence in the Max Hospital was sought - CIC: provide what action has been initiated against the Max Hospital; show cause notice to PIO for unsatisfactory response
The appellant wanted to know the action taken in pursuance of the recommendation by the Medical Council of India for death allegedly by medical negligence in the Max Hospital - CIC: PIO’s response was absolutely unsatisfactory; she simply says that MCI letter was not received even though the same was enclosed - CIC: provide what action they have initiated against the Max Hospital; show cause notice to PIO
The appellant Mr. S.P.Manchanda is present. The Public Authority represented by Dr. Lily Gangmei, Dte. Of Health Services, who was not present on the date of hearing, has turned up on the next day i.e. 1742012 and made submissions.
2. The appellant told the Commission a sordid story of his daughter’s death during delivery allegedly by medical negligence in the Max Hospital, Delhi. He complained to Delhi Medical Council and Medical Council of India which found that the attending consultant was negligent in providing postoperative care and decided to act against 3 doctors and requested the concerned State authority to take action against Max Hospital for not having infrastructure facilities which caused the death of Mrs. Nitika Manchanda. The appellant wanted to know the action taken in pursuance of this recommendation by the Medical Council of India.
3. The response given by the CPIO was absolutely unsatisfactory. She simply says that MCI letter was not received even though the same was enclosed. She says information was not available. FAA upheld the information given by PIO by his order dt.1162013. The Commission notices that it is a very serious issue which the respondent authority has taken very lightly. There is no information at all in the PIO’s response. The Commission, therefore, directs the respondent/PIO to furnish information to the appellant, regarding what action they have initiated against the Max Hospital in pursuance of the MCI’s recommendation, within 2 weeks from the date of receipt of this order and show cause why maximum penalty cannot be imposed for giving incomplete and unsatisfactory information to the appellant. Her explanation should reach the Commission within 3 weeks from the date of receipt of this order.
5. The Commission orders accordingly.
Citation: Sh S.P.Manchanda v. Director of Health Services in File No.CIC/DS/A/2013/001195SA