Rohini Hospital in Hanamkonda booked for negligence

Rohini Hospital in Hanamkonda booked for negligence
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A case of negligence was booked at Subedari police station against Rohini Super Specialty Hospital management in the wake of Monday’s fire accident that left persons dead.

Two patients die in a fire accident at Rohini Hospital in Hanamkonda on Monday

Warangal: A case of negligence was booked at Subedari police station against Rohini Super Specialty Hospital management in the wake of Monday’s fire accident that left persons dead.

Following a complaint by Lakshmi, the wife of one the deceased Jatti Kumaraswamy, the police booked a case under IPC section 304 (A) (causing death by negligence). The doctors were said to have abandoned him in operation theatre while he was undergoing orthopaedic surgery as the fire broke out in operation theatre complex.

A day after the fire mishap, Rohini Hospital remained shut on Tuesday. Beds brought out from the wards found scattered all over the hospital premises, which were being guarded by the police and the hospital security personnel.

The attendants of the patients were forced to wait for long hours on the hospital premises to obtain the case sheets and belongings of the patients shifted to other hospitals. ‘We have been here since two hours but the management failed to give us the case sheets,’ complained a woman, S Saroja.

Meanwhile, an investigation team, comprising officials from fire department, revenue, police, electricity and forensic departments, led by DCP MS Venugopal Rao has visited the hospital. They inspected the OT complex and surrounding areas affected by fire accident along with video recording of the place.

Leakage of oxygen was said to be the preliminary cause that triggered the fire. District Fire Officer B Keshavulu said the investigation report would be submitted to the district administration by Wednesday evening.

The Commissioner of Police, G Sudheer Babu, who was in the thick of the action until late night after the fire accident , recalled the incident and lauded the swift action of police personnel and officers in rescuing the patients in the hospital. The commissionerate police worked as a team and did its best in assisting the hospital staff, he added.

On the other hand, a patients’ attendant, Manemma complained that she lost Rs 50,000 during the mayhem triggered by the fire accident. She demanded the hospital management to help to get back her money.

Leaders of several political parties and people’s organisations demanded Rohini Hospital management and the State government to offer proper compensation to the families of the deceased persons. They also wanted the management to give a statement on the incident.

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