Health minister visits Gandhi Hospital, transfers RMO

Hyderabad, March 29: Taking a serious note of recent incidents at Gandhi Hospital here, Telangana government today transferred Resident Medical Officer (RMO) Saraswati.
Health Minister C. Lakshma Reddy visited Gandhi Hospital and held a meeting with officials to review the functioning of the hospital in the wake of series of incidents, the latest being 12 children suffering from an allergic reaction after being administered an injection, whose shelf life had expired.

The health minister announced that the services of RMO will be surrendered to Director of Medical Education.
He warned that negligence on part of anybody will not be tolerated. He said these actions will continue.
The minister, who inspected various wings, spent two hours to see the facilities including ICU, emergency ward and general ward. He also saw the expiry date of the medicines.

Lakshma Reddy spent another two hours to review the situation with DME Ramani, hospital superintendent Shravan Kumar, Gandhi college principle Manjula and other officials.

He found that RMO is ignoring the orders of her senior officials and directed that her services be surrendered to DME.

The minister said the government is giving top priority to healthcare and improving the infrastructure but it is unfortunate that doctors and other staff is showing negligence.

He asked them to take good care of the patients and warned that those found negligent and resorting to corrupt activities will be dealt with firmly.

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