Nagpur: In a significant action against flourishing irregularities at Meditrina Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital, the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court on Friday denied interim protection to notorious hospital director Dr Sameer Paltewar.
Dr Paltewar, was booked by Sitabuldi Police for allegedly overcharging patients and defrauding them. Based on the complaint lodged by adv Ganesh Ramchandra Chakkarwar, renowned Tax Consultant, Sitabuldi police have booked the accused doctor under Sections 406, 409, 420,465, 467, 468, 471 of the IPC and Section , 65 (C) of the IT Act. The Economic Offence Wing (EoW) of Nagpur Crime Branch probed the matter.
Chakkarwar, who brought the shocking revelation of overcharging conducted by the Meditrina Hospital, had contended that the hospital uses MEDNET software to create forged bills. The Meditrina Hospital administration later uses these forged bills to siphon money from the gullible patients.
According to sources, the Meditrina Hospital is likely to face stern action by the local administration. Notorious for controversies, the hospital was also accused of irregularities under Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MJPJAY) in the past. Following the same, the hospital was removed from MJP JAY. Dr Paltewar has several offences pending against him, including a case of atrocity.
It is pertinent to mention that, taking note of various complaints lodged by West Nagpur MLA Vikas Thakre, the former Maharashtra Assembly Speaker, Nana Patole had also sought explanation from theDistrict Administration that why no FIR was registered against againstRamdaspeth-based Meditrina Hospital in the alleged irregularities reported under Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MJPJAY). Free treatment is provided under MJPJAY. Congress MLA Vikas Thakre had also alleged that the Meditrina Hospital had approved a bill worth Rs 2 crore from the government showing bogus beneficiaries. He had also raised the issue through a call attention motion in the State Assembly and demanded to cancel the license of the hospital.