Taking prompt action, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued suspension orders against doctors responsible of the death of two patients in KEM hospital in Parel.
The hospital had ordered an inquiry after an accident victim, Ghanshyam Gupta, 48, was left unattended for nearly four hours leading to his death on April 1. Dr AK Gvalani, acting dean of KEM hospital, said: "We found that there was a serious time lapse from the doctors' side in attending the patient. Dr Gokul Bandige from the orthopaedic department and Dr Avinash Tade from surgery department have been suspended."
In a second case, the corporation has debarred an intern and set an inquiry at RN Cooper hospital. 60-year-old Budhaji Ramane was brought unconscious to KEM from Cooper hospital late on March 31 night by a medical intern, who was supposed to accompany him till he was admitted to the hospital. However, the intern left without informing anyone. "The hospital shouldn't have sent an intern with the patient and the intern shouldn't have left the patient without admitting him," said a senior doctor.