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Blog 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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    Woman Dies of Alleged Anaesthesia Overdose – Medical Negligence

Woman Dies of Alleged Anaesthesia Overdose – Medical Negligence


diagram healtcareBANGALORE: A 37-year-old homemaker died after she was allegedly administered an overdose of anaesthesia at a private hospital here on Friday afternoon.

Vyshali Jain, wife of textile merchant Bharat L Jain and resident of Akkipet, was admitted to Ganesh Nursing Home, which also goes by the name Diagram Health Care, at Mehkri Circle on Friday morning.

Deepak B, a family member, said Vyshali was admitted to the hospital for removal of a tumour in the uterus. “Dr Devaraj of the nursing home took her into the operation theatre at around 3.30pm. She was administered anaesthesia,” he told TOI.

Within minutes, the OT staff came out and asked the family members if Vyshali had epilepsy. When the relatives replied in the negative, the staff told them she had started shivering. More on Times Of India

Our Opinion

No hospital is willing to take the responsibility of this 37-year-old after overdosing her. Fortis denies that they are responsible for her loss because according to them Vyshali was dead even before she was brought in to the hospital. It doesn’t make sense why a hospital would take in a patient who is already dead. A doctor from Fortis calls this a medico-legal case. It is evident that they are just trying put the blame on each other. Dr. Devarah, the first doctor, ignores calls saying that he is busy with patients. OT staff is not supposed to come out and ask the patient’s members whether she had epilepsy or not, it should be written down on patients health history even before anything. This would not be the first time Fortis is trying to hide something, Fortis has been hiding doctor’s mistake many other times. Read the story of Varun Tandon’s mom here.

Few Important Points:

  • Medical negligence causes the life of a 37-year old by overdosing her with anaesthesia.
  • No hospital is willing to take the blame of her death.
  • Another news where Fortis Healthcare could be hiding their fault for their reputation.

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    6.4 Million Indians Suffer from Cancer and Bronchial Diseases

6.4 Million Indians Suffer from Cancer and Bronchial Diseases

A new report reveals that more than 6.4 million people in India are suffering from cancer and bronchial diseases despite the government’s claims to provide better healthcare.

Workers who are employed by the Beedi industry, the Indian version of cigar, are the main victims of bronchial diseases. Samsad, a factory worker elaborated on the spread of disease in the district and said: “As you can see it is very harmful. The disease is spreading in other houses as well.

A Life is worth less than $15000 at a Hospital in India


Delhi-based St. Stephen’s Hospital has been directed by the apex consumer court to pay Rs 8 lakh to the widow of a private school teacher who was discharged despite being far from fit and died soon after due to medical negligence.

Roshani Devi, wife of Ram Niwas and resident of Haryana’s Rohtak district, pleaded before the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission that doctors at St. Stephen’s Hospital in north Delhi were negligent in discharging her husband, leading to his death within 13 days in 1996. Read more on IBNLive

Our Opinion:

First of all, the hospital covered up the gross negligence committed by the doctor for its reputation. Making an error is mistake but not treating the patient properly is even a bigger mistake. Even if there is doubt of abscess, good doctors do tests and failure to do is definitely an error in our terms. Secondly, is 8 lakhs enough for Roshani and their children in this expensive market of India? Is the life of human only worth 8 lakhs in India? There are so many cases in India that are going through the same exact situation. At least, Roshani was brave enough to make a case on gross negligence but what about others who do not even have the strength to fight against due to the low income. Lastly, the national commission took 17 years to enhance this compensation. Did they not think about compensating for Roshani and their children’s emotional agony?

Compensation Calculation In India

Compensation in India is based on the victim and how much he would’ve made in his lifetime based on his income. As compared to US, where the compensation is based on the victim’s family and their emotional distress. This means that no lawyer would want to fight for the victims as they would get low amount in commission as compared to the lawyers in US who are eager to help the victims. Ram Niwas was only 32 year old, how can government decide to only give 8 lakhs as his lifetime income.

Few Important Points From this Article:

  • Life is worth only 8 lakhs in Indian Hospitals.
  • Gross Negligence of the doctor caused the life of Ram Niwas.
  • Compensation in India is unfairly based on the expected lifetime earnings.

Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad – greedy? – a review


Hospital reviewed: Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

A couple of points from this experience – Our Opinion:

  •  At Apollo Hospital, Rs. 80,000+ ($2000) was quoted for a minor operation while at Vivekananda Hospital, it ended up costing just Rs. 15,000
  •  The 2 year child was NOT taken care of. Instead of offering the first aid, the doctor was more concerned about changing for the Operation.

Review/Story from Hyderabad – AS IS


Once I went to the apollo hospital located at jubilee hills,hyderabad when my 2 year old daughter got her hand fractured. It was in the night time at around 9:00 p.m. I was told by the staff to take the child to the emergency wing. when i went there, i was told that an x ray was required urgently and the x ray was done and ready.  A junior doctor tried to treat the child and to my surprise, he did not know how to look at the x ray and he was asking another doctor to help him. finally they gave a pain killer to the child and were waiting for the professional orthopaedician. finally when he arrived, he swaw the child and the x ray and asked me to come aside. he started telling me that there is a need of an operation and it will cost me rs. 80,000/-. I was not having that huge amount with me at that time as i came urgently with a crying child. The doctor started telling me that the amount of 80,000/- will be for one hour operation and if it takes more time in the theatre, i will be charged extra. I asked him to do the first aid by tying a cement bandage for that night and i will decide for the operation and come to the hospital the next day. Then suddenly the doctor turned out like a broker and he was asking me to select the room and tell him whether i wanted a a/c room or a normal room. Then i told him seriously that the baby was not able to bear the pain and told him to put the bandage immediately. Then he started putting the bandage and after completing he told me to to come as soon as possible the next day. I clearly understood that something fishy was going on there and settled the bill and came back home with the child. We spent that night with the baby crying with pain and in the morning i went to vivekananda hospital located at somajiguda, hyderabad and i was told by the doctor there that a minor operation was required and i agreed. Then finally the operation was successful and along with the room charges and i was charged only rs. 15,000/- and the operation was the same as i was suggested in the apollo hospital. If i accepted for the operation that night, then i would have paid nearly rs 1,00,000/-  there whih is equal to the ost of 7 such operations. so, i suggest the people not to go to such hospitals and come into their words. Apollo hospitals is drinking the blood of the poor people literally by using such tricks and creatin a fers in the patients.


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Issues at Fortis Malar Hospital Chennai

We recently received the following email from a “Concerned Citizen of India”.
Two issues that this email highlighted:
  • The fire sump built inside the hospital is just a sham. It is not connected to fire hose and in the eventuality of a fire, it won’t work.
  • The top three floors of the hospital are unauthorized.


fortis-malar-hospital-chennaiThere is no way for us to verify this information about Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai.
We are simply passing on the message…spreading the word. If you can help with this story and take some action on it, Contact us!
I would like to bring to you another burning issue facing our hospitals. Many of the private hospitals in India have been built in violation of all building safety norms. Many of the floors that have been built have not been authorized by the municipal corporation of that region. Moreover, the fire safety norms are not only not followed, they are violated to the extent that fire safety equipment don’t even exist in the hospitals. I can personally cite the example of Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai. It is located in the posh Adyar area of Chennai. It is 180 bed hospital with 7 floors. The top three floors of the hospital are unauthorized and have been existing for years. Also, the fire sump built inside the hospital is just a sham. It is not connected to fire hose and in the eventuality of a fire, it won’t work. These facts are known to the Vice – Chairman of Fortis Healthcare – Shivinder Singh. Infact, he had authorized the creation of fire sump, with the knowledge that it would be used just as a showcase and would never be functional.
There would be many more such hospitals throughout India. I don’t know who would be the relevant health authority in India who would be honest and bold enough to address these issues.
Share Your Review so others can be cautioned.

Most Common Medical Mistakes in India

It took two long months for a Delhi hospital to throw in the towel. It took just two short days for Jayant K. Bhuyan, 58-year-old senior executive of the Confederation of Indian Industries, to lose his life on the operation table.

Number of complaints against doctors for negligence has gone up, but in the absence of information, no one really knows how many such cases occur.

Top 5 Common Health Issues for Travel to India

As India is a developing nation, visitors need to take special precautions against illnesses not normally encountered at home. A trip to a doctor or travel clinic is recommended well in advance of your departure date to ensure that you receive all the necessary immunizations and medications.

In particular, the following common health issues should be addressed.

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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.