MC Saxena Group Of Colleges receive notice from CMO for 'hiring' labourers as patients
Lucknow: MC Saxena Group of Colleges (MCSGC) had received a notice from The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Lucknow after police found that it had allegedly hired labourers to pose as patients in its hospital.The group did so to pass the inspection of the Medical Council of India for recognition.Also Read:Notice served to Bengaluru Yeshwantpur Super Specialty Hospital over unauthorized...
Lucknow: MC Saxena Group of Colleges (MCSGC) had received a notice from The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Lucknow after police found that it had allegedly hired labourers to pose as patients in its hospital.
The group did so to pass the inspection of the Medical Council of India for recognition.
The hospital is attached to the group's medical college.
"The management of MCSGC has been given time till Monday to put up their defence. Action will be taken against them after getting the response," said Additional CMO Dr. AP Singh, who has been deputed by the CMO to probe the matter.
The police raid on February 9 had found dozes of labourers occupying hospital beds as patients.
A team of government doctors after examination found these patients to be healthy.
Meanwhile, CMO Manoj Agrawal has constituted a panel to probe charges of private practice by a government doctor posted in TB Hospital in violation of service rules.
Recently medical Dialogues team has recently reported that the managing director and MD of a private medical institute Dr. Shekhar Saxena in Thakurganj was arrested after a police raid which revealed that the laborers were made to play as 'patients' in the hospital in order to get recognition from the Medical Council of India, all to gain recognition to run a medical college. During the investigation, it was revealed that the doctor had been keeping laborers and workers as hostage to act as patients, in order to pass the inspections of the MCI to get the hospital recognition. Because according to rules, a hospital needs to show a certain minimum number of patients receiving treatment in order to get recognition.