Arvind Kejriwal says government will not tolerate 'open loot' by private hospitals after Max Hospital's licence cancelled

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government will not tolerate 'open loot and criminal negligence' by private hospitals, hours after the licence of Max Hospital at Shalimar Bagh was cancelled.

PTI December 08, 2017 19:35:30 IST
Arvind Kejriwal says government will not tolerate 'open loot' by private hospitals after Max Hospital's licence cancelled

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government will not tolerate "open loot and criminal negligence" by private hospitals, hours after the licence of Max Hospital at Shalimar Bagh was cancelled.

He said the AAP government was "very sensitive" in both education and health sectors.

Arvind Kejriwal says government will not tolerate open loot by private hospitals after Max Hospitals licence cancelled

File image of Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

The Delhi government cancelled the licence of Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh with immediate effect, for alleged medical negligence including the twins case in which one of the babies was found alive after being declared dead by the doctors.

"Whereas we don't wish to interfere in day to day functioning of pvt hospitals, however, open loot or criminal negligence by any hospital won't be tolerated. We won't hesitate to take strongest action in such cases," Kejriwal tweeted.

Earlier, talking to reporters, the chief minister said, "In the field of education and health, we are very sensitive. We have done good works in the sector of education and restrained private schools from arbitrarily deciding their fee structure."

Similarly, the government has also been doing good in health sector.

"We are upgrading government hospitals and setting up mohalla clinics and poly clinics. However, in private health sector, open loot and criminal negligence will not be tolerated," Kejriwal said.

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