Varun Tandon, Author at Hospital Standards


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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 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.

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Gross Negligence at Fortis, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi


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.


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.


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Wikipedia link: Read some more proof about FEE SPLITTING in India:


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.

read full story Gets Support From Celebrities


Varun Tandon recently met with few Indian-American/Canadian celebrities and had a chat about  They were all very Empathetic and supportive of’s goals.

Here are a few who pledged support to HospitalStandards and the petition here: Tell Fortis healthcare install Allergy Alert system in their Hospital Pharmacies.



Raghav is a well-known Canadian Indian Actor, Executive Producer and Singer-Songwriter  who sang the latest popular song “Ishq Shava” from the box office hit movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan.  This year, he launched his newest album Fire which has already been nominated for Canadian Radio Music Awards for the Best Single of the Year, HOT AC, and CHR Award.

In the past, he has been listed as one of the top ten artists in UK and Canada from his popular first album Storyteller. In 2005, he won the Best Artist, Best Single, Best Newcomer and the Best Chart Act awards from the singles of his first album.

Check out his latest songs at



Cas AnvarCas Anvar is a well-respected versatile and exciting Canadian actor, born and raised in Canada.  He is acting in the movie “Diana” which is to be released on September 2013 in UK. The movie is about the princess Diana and her secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.

He has been a part of over 50 major roles in both film and television. He can be identified from popular movies such as Source Code, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Terminal, Argo, etc. He has also been part of several well-known video games like Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Halo 4, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, and so many more.

To know more about him visit



NakulNakul Dev Mahajan is best-known as an American Bollywood dancer and choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance. He is the founder and artistic director of the first Bollywood Dance Troupe in southern California under his dance company, NDM Bollywood Dance Productions.

Nakul has been dancing for the past 18 years since the age of 8. He graduated from University of California, Riverside with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He has been inspired by the Bollywood icon, Amitabh Bachchan and American Idol judge, Paula Abdul. Due to his popularity in America is known as the “Hollywood’s Favorite Bollywood Choreographer”.

If you’re passionate and interested in learning the art of Bollywood dancing, join his classes at NDM Dance.


Ravi Kapoor

Ravi Kapoor is an English actor with an Indian heritage who has worked for ten years in England and moved to LA after and married his wife, Meera Simhan. He and his wife, Meera Simhan,  have scripted and will star in a new movie called “Miss India America. The Movie”  which is based on a comedy where election and legally blonde meets the world of Indian-American beauty pageants. Make their script come on screen by supporting them on Kickstarter.

He is best known for his roles in the show “Crossing Jordan ” which he has also  directed a number of award winning shorts. He has been a part of many popular TV shows such as Gideon Crossing, 24, Heroes, Grey’s Anatomy, The Mentalist, Numb3rs, etc.

For more info visit his IMDB page.

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    British girl, 8, killed in Indian clinic in attempt to take her organs, parents say

British girl, 8, killed in Indian clinic in attempt to take her organs, parents say

Parents of an eight-year-old girl want an investigation after she died in a clinic in India and had her organs removed without them knowing. ITV’s Mark Gough reports.

By Alastair Jamieson, Staff writer, NBC News

A girl who died while vacationing in India was missing her internal organs when her body was returned to Britain, according to her parents who fear she may have been the victim of the illegal trade in human body parts.

But the hospital in India where her body was taken reportedly denied the girl’s organs were harvested for sale, insisting they were removed for additional investigation as to the cause of death.

Gurkiren Kaur, 8, died moments after a doctor treating her for dehydration in India’s Punjab region gave her an injection two weeks ago, according to her family.

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    Fortis Healthcare: Install Medicine Allergy Alert system in all of your Hospital Pharmacies

Fortis Healthcare: Install Medicine Allergy Alert system in all of your Hospital Pharmacies


Sign The Petition


At Fortis Hospitals, Doctors routinely(mistakenly) prescribe medicines that a patient is allergic to.
Pharmacy dispenses that “harmful medicine”.
Nurses administer that “harmful medicine” to patients.

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