On Dec. 2, health minister Satyendar Jain had said if the hospital was found guilty of negligence, its licence could be cancelled.
New Delhi: Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said there should be a legal framework in place to check the “open loot” and “criminal negligence” by private hospitals, in the wake of a premature baby wrongly declared dead by a city-based private hospital.
He, however, added that the Delhi government valued the independence of private hospitals and didn’t wish to interfere in its functioning.
“We value the independence of private hospitals and did not wish to interfere their functioning, however, there ought to be a legal framework to check open loot and criminal negligence by a few black sheep,” tweeted Mr Kejriwal.
On Dec. 1, the AAP government had ordered an inquiry into alleged criminal negligence by Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh, following reports that its doctors declared a baby dead who was found alive later.
On Dec. 2, health minister Satyendar Jain had said if the hospital was found guilty of negligence, its licence could be cancelled. The baby boy was one of the premature twins delivered on Nov. 30.