Mamata Banerjee’s Government Has No Answer To The Question Of Patients’ Protection At AMRI Hospital Which Is “Broke”

Following submission of a new application in Supreme Court last week by Kolkata-base Advance Medicare Research Institute (AMRI) Hospital in which AMRI has claimed that they are financially broke and cannot pay the complete compensation (of Rs. 11.5 crore with interest) at this time which awarded for causing death of Anuradha Saha, wife of PBT president Dr. Kunal Saha, who died from gross medical negligence during a social visit to India in 2998.  Despite having a financially insolvent condition, West Bengal Government, which also holds share of AMRI Hospital, has granted AMRI groups to run several hospitals in the city and recently permitted AMRI’s Dhakuria branch to re-open where at least 90 innocent patients were burnt to death in one of the worst hospital tragedy in history.  According to reports appeared in The Statesman today, Bengal’s top health officials, ministers and leaders of Trinomool party have simply refused to provide any answer when asked who would take responsibility if other patients fell victims of “medical negligence” at AMRI Hospitals.  Chandrima Bhattacharya, state Health Minister and a close associate of  Ms. Mamata Banerjee, has unashamedly said that since this is “election time”, she would not answer any questions involving controversial topic (see the full report below).

Statesman (Apr 20, 2014)