RTI reply by GTB Hospital under scanner
In a reply to an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act filed by an NGO “Patrons for Poor People Foundation”, the medical superintendent of Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in Delhi has informed that 27 post-operative multi-parameter monitors were bought by the hospital for its coronary care unit in 2010-11. As per the reply, one monitor costed Rs 50 lakhs, while others costed about Rs 48 lakhs each.
The cardiology department of the hospital, however, has said that the CCU has only six beds and six monitors and that the department didn’t receive any notification for further purchase.
In a similar incident earlier an RTI reply by the hospital medical superintendent had revealed that 17 post-operative multi-parameter monitors were bought for the burns department but in reply to another application the head of the department had denied any such purchase.