Inspection report of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
The Appellant wanted to know the date on which Sir Ganga Ram Hospital was last inspected along with the names and addresses of the people who died in the Sir Ganga Ram hospital during the period 1.4.10 to 31.3.11 along with death certificate. As per Section 9 of the Delhi Nursing Home Registration Act, 1953 the Supervising Authority may inspect any Nursing Home. On receiving only the copies of inspection report from the PIO, the appellant filed an appeal before the FAA stating that incomplete information has been provided and also that incorrect information has been provided regarding details of deaths that had taken place.
View of the CIC
Before the CIC, the PIO submitted that except for a file noting in which the Inspection Officer had recorded that the Hospital is running as per rules, there is no report as such is available with the Public Authority. At this stage, the Appellant sought the documents that were submitted by the hospital for renewal of registration, based on which the Inspection report was prepared. He also questioned the authenticity of the application for registration and also the contention of the Respondent that there is no such Inspection report on record.
In view of the Appellant’s apprehension, the Commission directs the PIO to allow the Appellant to inspect the complete file dealing with the application for renewal of registration by the Ganga Ram Hospital and to provide him with copies of documents identified by him, free of cost. Taking note of the appellant’s apprehensions, the Commission directed the PIO to allow the inspect the complete file dealing with the application for renewal of registration by the Ganga Ram Hospital and to provide him with copies of documents identified by him, free of cost. The PIO was also directed to obtain the lists of deaths that had occurred in the Hospital during the period 1.4..10 to 31.3.11, from the Hospital (since this information was required to be submitted to the Directorate of Health Services, under rule 13 of the Delhi Nursing Home Registration rules 1953 by the Nursing home to the Supervising Authority. The Commission noted that that this rule no longer exists but the said period is covered under the earlier rule 13 before it was removed. The Commission directed that the information may be provided to the Appellant after severing any part of the list that is personal in nature (Patient’s name and address) under section 10 (1) of the RTI Act.
Citation: Shri Vivek Manchanda v. Directorate of Health Services in File No: CIC/AD/A/2011/002219