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Shocking: Hospital offers free trips for supplying patients

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Win a free trip to a cosy indian destination, in return for supplying patients

Patna: A Hajipur-based private nursing home is reported to have allegedly come up with a scheme that offers attractive tour packages to those helping to increase the patient count for the hospital. The pamphlet of the scheme, which has gone viral on social media, displays the various offers that the said hospital is supposedly giving out to agents who bring patients to the hospital.

Pamphlets carrying the name of the B K Hospital at Jahuri Bazaar in Hajipur, spell the offer as being valid from October 15 to December 15  while giving five options to agents to choose from, depending on the number of patients that are brought to the hospital by them.

The offers included in the pamphlet are:

  • 15 patients for the hospital could win One three-night and four-day stay at Goa and Panaji.
  • 12 patients to the hospital would win a family trip to Jammu and Vaishno Devi for four nights and five days.
  • 10 patients would equal a trip to Shirdi and hill stations like Lokhandwala and Khandala for four nights and five days.
  • 8 patients in exchange for a trip to Varanasi and Vindhyachal for three nights and four days.
  • 5 patients to occupy the hospital beds would bring a trip to Deoghar, Tarapeeth and Rajrappa for two nights and three days.
  • The agents would also enjoy regular cuts from the hospital as an added benefit.

The owner of the hospital, Rohit Kumar, however clearly denied any such pamphlets being released by them. “It is a conspiracy to defame my hospital. We have not circulated any such pamphlet,” he told TOI.

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An enquiry by additional chief medical officer, Mohammad Quasim is be held, who is to visit the hospital. “Any action against the hospital will be taken only after the submission of inquiry report”, he said.

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Source: with inputs
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  1. Dear \”medical dialogues\”,
    Your title suggests that it is a proven crime, when it is an allegation which has been not proven too. When non-medics see such articles, their frame set of mind will change and they will view every doctor they see with suspision. the other day, when I consulted a patient for severe low back ache, I ordered just an Xray, which he denied, substantiating that doctors order unnecessary tests. Now tell me, tomorrow if some general practiotioner truly refers a case with good intentions, patients will start getting suspicious only.

  2. Media should stop sensalising the news against doctors and hospitals. It has played a major role in making the environment hostile for doctors. Doctors work very hard first to become a doctor and later to continue serving as a doctor. Please don\’t make it more difficult for them. Stop spreading rumours about them. Focus on facts and truths..

  3. This is not sensationalism, but \”Showing the mirror\”.Wake up call for Hospitals and doctors to come out of this malpractice of giving and receiving cuts/commissions to referring doctors,pharmacist, old patients, Ambulance drivers, Rickshaw drivers and what not.

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    Dr.Sanjiv Kunnatur October 23, 2016, 9:02 pm

    I would not be surprised. Hospitals in Mysore (may be in other places also) give auto drivers and ambulance drivers kick backs for bringing patients especially trauma cases, so much so that the patient is taken to a particular hospital and not the nearest one!

  5. What surprises me to the level of disgust is that so called users of social media, subsequently correspendent and editors of the reputed times of India and the editor of medical dialogue didn\’t give even a single thought before circulating it, publishing it respectively. It defies all logic common sense and reasoning to believe or understand that a hospital will get a pamphlet printed in a funny manner to be distributed. Such a scheme are rampant in many businesses which even stupid people know that it does not require pamphlets to implement such schemes. Every person who have sensalised and scandalised this dirty act of some unknown persons fully know that pamphlets are printed to be circulated in general masses and not for referral and business development points. Even though the owner has filed a FIR in the police station which was also mentioned in the times of India news paper has not been mentioned in medical dialogues. And the way and manner of making a TITLE as SHOCKING is further nauseating to most of us. We expected more worthy and useful information than such fake attempts to malign the hospital which is too obvious in this case. I agree totally with persons who have argued in favour of medical profession as business. It\’s hypocrisy practised by non doctors against doctors for the reasons best known to them.

  6. There is urgent need for Anti kickback law for Hospitals and Medical practitioners with defaulters to be punished with criminal prosecution.These Kick back mechanisms for referral has destroyed the Healthcare market in India. It has made impossible for honest hospitals and practitioners to practice in India. Govt. should take serious note and do the needful.

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    Dr Kulwinder Singh Sohal,. Gen Surgeon October 24, 2016, 8:53 pm

    This is ridiculous&false.No hospital will do such a stupid act to cut his own legs with axe.This fallacious & mischievous at the same time.Of course the honest doctors in India are having perpetual low incomes.No denying the fact.

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