FDA slaps Rs 1 lakh penalty on Jehangir Hospital

ST Correspondent
Sunday, 19 May 2019

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has fined the Jehangir Hospital for Rs 1 lakh after a blood-soaked cotton ball was found in the soup served to a patient. The FDA has also issued a notice to the hospital regarding other such issues at the hospital canteen. 

Pune: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has fined the Jehangir Hospital for Rs 1 lakh after a blood-soaked cotton ball was found in the soup served to a patient. The FDA has also issued a notice to the hospital regarding other such issues at the hospital canteen. 

After the soup incident, the patient had filed an official complaint with the FDA.

Speaking on the issue, Suresh Deshmukh, Joint Commissioner of FDA (Food), said the FDA inspected the canteen of the hospital. ”We took cognisance of the complaint and heard the hospital’s views as well. Later, the hospital was fined for Rs 1 lakh, which they paid,” said Deshmukh.

In an official statement issued by the Jehangir Hospital, the hospital management stated that the FDA gave a clean chit for the hygiene and cleanliness of the kitchen. 

“However, they have made some observations such as replacement of the mesh and repainting. They have levied a Rs 1 lakh fine for these issues. We have paid the same to them. We will be doing the needful by sending photographic records to the FDA so that they can validate our premises as per their norms. We would again like to reiterate that the hospital kitchen is hygienic and clean. There is no issue on that compliance,” said the official statement.

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