Bengaluru Kidwai cleanup: Govt suspends ‘corrupt’ officer, acts on committee report to check malpractices

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07-02-2024

    Flood of complaints from public on chaos and malpractices at Kidwai

    Dr. Lokesh, current director, has been dismissed, with govt ordering his removal

    Dr. Arundhati Chandrasekhar committee submitted a report to government

Amid a flood of complaints from the public regarding chaos and alleged malpractices at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, the State Government has initiated significant measures to address the situation.

Allegations ranging from extortion of fees from patients to the misuse of grants and corruption have surfaced, indicating a severe breach of trust. Reports suggest collusion between hospital employees and private entities, resulting in financial losses for the institution. Patients have voiced concerns over poor treatment, medicine shortages, and inadequate care, citing violations of established protocols.

A recent investigation appointed by the government confirmed these allegations. It revealed various irregularities, including violations of the KTPP Act in tender proceedings, delays in decision-making, and discrepancies in billing practices. Furthermore, the report highlighted instances of allowing private firms to charge rates higher than approved, as well as inconsistencies in test pricing and medication dispensing.

In response to these findings, the State Government has taken decisive action. Dr. Lokesh, the current director, has been dismissed, with the government ordering his removal. He has been removed from his position due to corruption allegations and administrative failures. In his place, Dr. Syed Altaf, Head of the Department of Surgical Oncology, has been appointed as the temporary director to oversee operations.

Additionally, a committee headed by Commissioner of the Treasury Department, Dr. Arundhati Chandrasekhar, was formed to conduct a thorough investigation into the complaints. After a month-long inquiry, the committee submitted a comprehensive report to the government, outlining numerous deficiencies in the hospital’s governance and operational procedures.

The report underscores the urgent need for reform, highlighting issues such as inadequate preparation, improper tender processes, and failure to monitor outsourced services effectively. It also points out lapses in record-keeping, biomedical waste disposal, and patient guidance.

In light of these findings, the State Government is committed to implementing necessary reforms to improve the hospital’s functioning and restore public trust.

Efforts are being made to establish an effective administrative system, ensure transparency in procurement processes, and enhance patient care standards.

Bengaluru Kidwai cleanup: Govt suspends ‘corrupt’ officer, acts on committee report to check malpractices

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    Flood of complaints from public on chaos and malpractices at Kidwai

    Dr. Lokesh, current director, has been dismissed, with govt ordering his removal

    Dr. Arundhati Chandrasekhar committee submitted a report to government

Amid a flood of complaints from the public regarding chaos and alleged malpractices at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, the State Government has initiated significant measures to address the situation.

Allegations ranging from extortion of fees from patients to the misuse of grants and corruption have surfaced, indicating a severe breach of trust. Reports suggest collusion between hospital employees and private entities, resulting in financial losses for the institution. Patients have voiced concerns over poor treatment, medicine shortages, and inadequate care, citing violations of established protocols.

A recent investigation appointed by the government confirmed these allegations. It revealed various irregularities, including violations of the KTPP Act in tender proceedings, delays in decision-making, and discrepancies in billing practices. Furthermore, the report highlighted instances of allowing private firms to charge rates higher than approved, as well as inconsistencies in test pricing and medication dispensing.

In response to these findings, the State Government has taken decisive action. Dr. Lokesh, the current director, has been dismissed, with the government ordering his removal. He has been removed from his position due to corruption allegations and administrative failures. In his place, Dr. Syed Altaf, Head of the Department of Surgical Oncology, has been appointed as the temporary director to oversee operations.

Additionally, a committee headed by Commissioner of the Treasury Department, Dr. Arundhati Chandrasekhar, was formed to conduct a thorough investigation into the complaints. After a month-long inquiry, the committee submitted a comprehensive report to the government, outlining numerous deficiencies in the hospital’s governance and operational procedures.

The report underscores the urgent need for reform, highlighting issues such as inadequate preparation, improper tender processes, and failure to monitor outsourced services effectively. It also points out lapses in record-keeping, biomedical waste disposal, and patient guidance.

In light of these findings, the State Government is committed to implementing necessary reforms to improve the hospital’s functioning and restore public trust.

Efforts are being made to establish an effective administrative system, ensure transparency in procurement processes, and enhance patient care standards.

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