Amethi hospital row: SP joins protest against suspension of licence, Smriti Irani lashes out at Cong

Updated: Sep 26 2023 4:55PM

Amethi (UP), Sep 26 (PTI) The row over the suspension of licence of Sanjay Gandhi Hospital, run by a trust headed by Sonia Gandhi, intensified on Tuesday with SP joining the Congress' protest here and Union minister and local MP Smriti Irani lashing out at them.

Over 400 employees have also started an indefinite dharna at the hospital gate against the state government's decision.

The licence was suspended on September 17 following the death of a woman patient who was admitted there for a minor operation on September 14. Her husband has alleged that she was given an overdose of anaesthesia, which worsened her condition and ultimately led to her death Samajwadi Party district chief Ram Udit Yadav joined the dharna by the Congress members at the office of the Chief Medical Officer, around 12 km from the hospital. Congress' former MLC Deepak Singh said he will continue his "Satyagraha" till services are resumed in the hospital and facilities at other government hospitals in the district are improved.