Madhya Pradesh Police has announced a cash reward of Rs 10,000 each for information leading to the arrest of three doctors and a senior manager of a Jabalpur-based private hospital where eight people died and five were injured in a recent deadly fire.
In a related incident, while cracking down on hospitals lacking safety measures, Jabalpur’s Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) canceled the registration of 28 private medical facilities in the last three days for non-compliance with fire safety and other mandatory norms. during inspection.
Speaking to PTI, Superintendent of Police Siddharth Bahuguna said on Saturday that he had issued a cash reward of Rs 10,000 each for information leading to the arrest of three doctors and a senior manager of New Life Multi-Specialty Hospital a day ago. , where the fire accident happened on Monday afternoon.
“The director-cum-owner of the hospital, Dr. Nishit Gupta, Dr. Suresh Patel and Dr. Sanjay Patel are absconding apart from senior manager Vipin Pandey,” he said. One of the four accused doctors, Doctor Santosh Soni (36) and Ram Soni (29), assistant manager of the private hospital, have been arrested so far, he said. A case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder has been registered against four doctors and two managers of a multi-speciality hospital following the fire incident.
“Our teams conducted raids at a few places, but could nab the accused. A search is on to nab them,” the SP said. CMHO Dr Sanjay Mishra said that the registration of 28 private hospitals has been canceled in the last three days for non-compliance of fire safety and other mandatory norms.
He said that private hospitals across the district are being inspected.
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