Yogi Adityanath Govt Cancels License of ‘Sanjay Gandhi Hospital’ Managed by Nehru-Gandhi Family “Temporarily”
Lucknow: Following the death of a woman patient, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government “temporarily” cancelled the licence of the Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in Amethi. This hospital is run by a trust managed by the Nehru-Gandhi family.
“We have cancelled the hospital’s licence and closed it while an inquiry is in progress,” UP Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak told reporters in Lucknow on Thursday.
Pathak did not say how long the inquiry would last or who would conduct it. But according to The Telegraph, a senior district health official on Wednesday indicated a three-month deadline for the probe.
Divya Shukla, 22, was admitted to the hospital on September 14 for a stomach-related operation, and died three days later. It was alleged that she died because of an excess dose of anaesthesia.
UP State Congress president Ajay Rai alleged that the action against the hospital, taken before the completion of an inquiry, was “illegal” and a “vendetta against the Congress”.
According to the hospital website, Sonia Gandhi is chairperson of the hospital trust and Rahul Gandhi is one of its members. Hospital employees staged a dharna on the premises of the hospital on Thursday to protest the UP government decision.