HC annoyed over rivalry between AIIMS and Safdarjang

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New Delhi, Oct 31 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today expressed its displeasure over the ongoing rivalry between All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Safdarjung hospital due to which patients keep on shuttling between the two.

The division bench, headed by Justice Sanjiv Khanna, ordered the Director General of Health Services and a representative of the Central government to appear before it in person on November 28.

Earlier, three people, including two children, had died of burn injuries in Safdarjung hospital on September 9. The deceased were residents of Agra.

The High Court had heard the case on September 11 suo motu. When probed, Safdarjung hospital authorities blamed it on the AIIMS.

According to them, they had referred the patients to the AIIMS for further treatment but the hospital reportedly refused to admit them, they added.

The injured succumbed to their injury later.

As the hearing continued, it became evident that both the hospitals considered each other as rival. And the patients were stranded on the roads.

The court, observing that the development was unhealthy, ordered the officials of both the hospitals to meet and resolve the matter amicably.


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