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    Visits us @ the India Independence Day Mela – Aug. 16 2014

Visits us @ the India Independence Day Mela – Aug. 16 2014

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Come by HospitalStandards.org Booth and help us spread the word about issues at Hospitals in India. This is about saving lives by cautioning people who may choose differently after meeting up with us.

The Independence day fair starts at 5pm – August 16th 2014.

See Directions to the Park

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see ya there!

 

 

Gross Negligence at Fortis, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

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Ria Pandit from New Delhi lost her father due to gross negligence. Read on what happened to her Dad at Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj.

Unhygienic conditions lead to Sepsis infection in surgery patients. Fortis very well knows they are killing people, but without oversight, they don’t value human life.

 

Though Fortis Group is recognized as one of the best in the medical fraternity with a huge empire to boast of, my experience at Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj turned into a nightmare in just 7 days. My father was admitted here under Dr. Sabyasachi Bal and Dr. Rakesh Kumar with a ‘promise and assurance of quality life’. My father was in doubt that his lungs carried anything malignant and these doctors suggested that through means of a biopsy, underlying problems will come out clear in the picture and it’s a very safe process. He was admitted for a procedure called Plueroscopy/ thocacoscopy(biopsy of the lungs) purely to get a satisfaction although all the previous reports were clear and he was doing fine. We were also informed that it was only a 45 mins procedure and he should revive back the next day.

The day his surgery was performed and for the next 3 days my father showed signs of improvement and the biopsy results were clear too. However, on the 4th day he abruptly acquired an infection(where we were hoping that the doctors would shift him out of the ICU). He was unable to breathe properly. We weren’t told about the cause of infection by any of the doctors and they kept shunning our queries until we scanned the reports ourselves and found out that the infections were due to bacterias which are hospital-borne. My father was put on 100% life support on the 5th day of his stay as the infection spread all over his body in 24-48 Hrs. What surprised us the most was that the doctors at the ICU were carefree after putting him onto the ventilator and showed untimeliness in giving the right antibiotics. Knowing that his body showed increased swelling day by day( sign of septic, septicemia) which is no ordinary condition, we were told that this is due to the clogged food in his wind pipe and it was nothing but gas accumulation hence the swelling. They kept on experimenting on him, performing all the not-required tests on him building on the bill for the family to bear.

The ICU where he was kept was the most unhygienic one could imagine. There were uncovered dustbins right next to the beds and flies wandering over his body and the only remedy they had was to remove the flies by means of an electric fly swatter. 24 hrs visitors were allowed inside. We were shocked to see the condition of the ICU but were helpless about it. My father’s condition kept deteriorating and the doctors had no answers to us in fact when we told them we know about the bacteria so we were told straight off “We are living in India, bacterias are very common and they live on our palms too”.

My father succumbed to his condition and died on the 7th day due to negligence of the doctors and the hospital that caused Septicemia in his body. The bacterias which came out clear in his blood reports were Pseudomonas and MRSA. We were horrified to know about these when we Googled that such levels of bacterias breed in hospitals like Fortis. Had they maintained a decent standard of hygiene and treated him well on time, he would have lived his life the way he had dreamt of before being admitted to this hospital and getting my elder sister married which he was so looking forward to.

Interestingly, Dr Bal admitted that he was “not denying that this is because of negligence and that the bacterias were hospital borne” and that he was only “sorry for whatever happened” but “it was not in his hands“, the case was an ICU case. That was the attitude we got from a doctor who states “22 years of experience in AIIMS”.

Well, I know how valuable life is. My daddy wanted to live, live for many more years and he certainly did not deserve such a painful death. He was a fighter. He was a true army man.

I cannot get him back but this review can certainly help alarm someone of the practices this hospital performs and the kind of senior doctors it has.

IT’S THE WORST HOSPITAL TO GO TO!

Be careful VISHAL BALI – CEO Fortis Healthcare

Be careful VISHAL BALI – CEO Fortis Healthcare

You are one person who is MOST likely to use Fortis Hospital for yours or your family’s needs.

Fortis Hospitals do NOT have Medicine allergy alert systems in their Hospital Pharmacies. If you are allergic to Penicillin or any other drug or Food, be VERY CAREFUL at Fortis Hospitals and MOST other hospitals in India.

Doctor Diagnosis in India? – You MUST get a 2nd Opinion

If you are in India and go to a Doctor there. IF the diagnosis is anything more serious than a simple fever or cough. you MUST get a 2nd Opinion.

LAB Commission: Most (99% or more) doctors have a commission of 30% to 40% from Labs and Diagnostic Centers that they send patients to.

Hospital Commission: Most (99% or more) doctors have a commission of 25% to 30% from Hospitals they send patients to.

The Doctor may not want anything bad for you BUT they are more worried about their “CUT”. They may not send you to the BEST hospital, but to a hospital with better or at least some commission.

Make your own decisions after research and talking to hospitals.

 

COMMISSIONS like above in Medical Field are Illegal in the US, UK and other countries.

 

Doctor & Hospital Pressure: Do NOT get pressurized by doctors to get surgery done ASAP. its a scare tactic.  Do YOUR research first and take some time to evaluate even if it is CANCER. Example: My mom had Cancer, and instead of going to a hospital that was Cancer specific ONLY, the Doctor referred us a “Multi-specialty” Fortis Hospital. That doctor was more worried about his 30% commission than what was best for my mom.

 

More info:
Wikipedia link: Read some more proof about FEE SPLITTING in India: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fee_splitting

 

30 minutes travel time to hospital after a heart attack?

Vinod Kambli in hospital after 30 minutes or more on the road after a heart attack.

Vinod Kambli in hospital after 30 minutes or more on the road after a heart attack.

Another example of lack in infrastructure. the 100 emergency number was ABSENT as usual.

What’s sad is that we think that reaching hospital in 30 minutes after a heart attack is acceptable. It was a mild heart attack, that’s why Vinod Kambli survived. Most heart attack patients would have little to no chance of survival.

What happened to 100 emergency number….its non-existent?
Instead of applauding, you should be asking about what happened to the ambulance that SHOULD have taken Vinod Kambli to the hospital.

All developed countries have an effective emergency system, India does not.

Shame on the government for not able to create infrastructure and rules to facilitate people in an emergency.

Vinod Kambli – think and do something about it.

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3,585 facilities served notices for violating bio-waste norms – Medical Sanitation

“As per the annual report on Bio-Medical Waste Management for the year 2011, some of the HCFs are reported to be violating the provisions of the Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 1998 as amended. Show cause or directions have been issued to 3585 defaulting HCFs and CBMWTFs,” Environment and Forest minister Jayanthi Natarajan informed the Lok Sabha.

In a written reply, she said that as per an order of the Principal Bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) at New Delhi, 33 hospitals in the national capital were inspected by a Joint Inspection Team (JIT).

“Out of these 33 hospitals, 17 hospitals were found violating the Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 1998. It has not been brought to the notice of the ministry that these hospitals are facing financial crunch to comply with the directions of the NGT,” she added.”

Read the whole story at The Hindu

Our Opinion

Hospitals are trying to keep their facilities clean by dumping all their trash out on the streets that so many Indian people sleep on. These are all hazardous chemicals and sharp wastes capable of spreading deadly infections in the nearby community. On one side, they are treating patients and on the other, they are creating a new diseases in the community. Instead of eradicating sickness in the society, they’re increasing the number of patients. Government needs to make harsh rules on bio-medical waste otherwise it can and it will be great cause of many deadly diseases. Every week we hear a new story on the bad sanitation system we have that is been cause of more than half of the infectious diseases. Hospitals such as All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Ram Manohar Lohia, Maharaja Agrasen, Northern Railways Central, Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar, Lala Ram Swaroop Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, MVID and two ESI hospitals in Rohini and Basai Darapur have also been notified to make changes says National Green Tribunal (NGT) in the latest report.

With the rainy season, all this waste travels everywhere including rivers, lakes, and oceans. India is not only polluting the streets but is also affecting the marine animals and our own drinking water. If India takes stronger action on their sanitation issues, it will eliminate more than a quarter of the ill-patients and make India a bit less polluted. With that said, the inside of the hospitals in India needs to improve just as much. It’s sad how we don’t hear any news of government noticing any hospitals in their use of medical equipment on which half of them don’t even work when needed. It is important that everything is kept sterile at all times in order to avoid infections among patients.

Few Important Points:

1.) Hospital Sanitation are dumping off trash on the streets that are many people’s homes.

2.) Biggest hospitals like AIIMS are also the culprit to bad sanitation.

Sanitation: India can’t meet target before 2054

The WHO/UNICEF joint monitoring programme for water supply and sanitation has said that at its present pace, India would take time till 2054 to meet its millennium development goals 2015 on sanitation. Orissa will take the longest time — till 2160 — to reach there, according to a worldwide survey released on Tuesday.

Hospital to Pay $4700 for Leaving a Needle in Body

 

ShreeJeewan HospitalA city-based private hospital has been asked by a consumer forum in the national capital to pay Rs 3.1 lakh as compensation to a woman after one of its doctors left a needle in her body after delivering her baby.

Doctors from Mangeshkar Hospital held for negligence

Observing that the needle left inside the complainant not only caused her pain but also contributed to her excess bleeding, the Central District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum said had the concerned doctors of Shree Jeewan Hospital been more vigilant, then the trauma caused to her could have been avoided.

“The needle which was left in the body caused pain, mental agony and contributed in excess bleeding. If the doctors concerned of the hospital would have been more vigilant then trauma of the complainant could have been avoided.

Read the full story here…

Our Opinion

What kind of laws of Delhi Medical Council makes it okay to have a clean chit over a medical error that could have possibly resulted in the loss of the patient. The doctors’ response to the needle they left in the body was “slipped while swelling” which is not a good reason for their clean chits. The compensation for all the excessive bleeding, pain and mental agony is only 3 .1 lakhs ($4700). What if she to have complications later in her life due to this leftover needle or if she is incapable of having another baby.

Few Important Points

  • Compensation for leaving the needle in her body is only $4700.
  • Doctors are given clean chit for their negligence by Delhi Medical Council.

 

Fake doctors – Greed In Medical Colleges

BHOPAL: A Munnabhai MBBS scenario unfolded in Madhya Pradesh as six government medical colleges were found to be training at least 114 potential doctors who gained admission by fraud. The fear is there may be several doctors from these institutions who would have got in the same way and graduated and may be currently practicing.

A government probe found that the students, mostly from rich families, had been joining MBBS courses since 2009 by paying crores between them to hire practicing doctors and talented medical students from UP, Bihar and elsewhere to write the pre-medical test on their behalf, forging photographs and signatures.

Medical education department sources said the middlemen had charged Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh from each student.

Read the whole story.

Despite the fact that it is old news the depth of this issue still needed to be understood by our government. If you search fake doctor on NDTV.com you will see a huge list of news on how many fake doctors are arrested daily. It shows how many doctors there still are in India treating you or your family members at this very moment. Just a few days an impostor was running a ADARSH TRAUMA CENTER  in GURGAON and got arrested. It is shameful how there is no deep background checks on doctors when they’re given permission to treat patients. It is important that the government create a strict system otherwise these impostors are gonna keep flowing into hospitals.

Things that impostors are capable of doing are plenty. A few examples are molesting a patient, steal valuables from patients, misdiagnose patients, make as much money as real doctor, etc. and impostors are been found in even prestigious hospitals like Nagpur Hospital.

It is sad to hear that medical colleges are more of a business than an institution. Medical Colleges seems to accept anyone with MONEY It is one of the reasons why America doesn’t accept India’s medical degrees. With thousands of doctors born every year in India, we are still scared for the future of healthcare in India could only hope for the best. Let’s hope that Medical Council of India keeps continuing to arrest more impostors than the new ones that are making their way into the medical industry.

Important Points:

    • Watch out for impostors in the hospital you attend. Verify with officials if needed
    • Indian Medical Colleges are a business more than an institution

Top 10 Countries with the BEST HOSPITALS

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According to latest report here is ranking list of top ten countries with top level hospitals in the world .(prepared by WHO) according to expenses, medical facilities, health care system and some of other important factors.