The police announced a cash reward for information about the absconding doctors. Registration of 28 hospitals was cancelled.

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 private hospital in Jabalpur, where a devastating fire recently killed eight and Five others were injured.

In a related development, criticizing hospitals for lack of safety measures, the Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) of Jabalpur has ordered 28 private hospitals to be closed in the last three days for non-compliance with fire safety and other mandatory norms. Registration of medical facilities cancelled. during inspection.

Speaking to PTI, Superintendent of Police Siddharth Bahuguna said on Saturday that he had a day earlier issued a cash reward of Rs 10,000 to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest of three doctors and The senior manager of New Life Multi-Speciality Hospital is arrested. Where the fire tragedy took place on Monday afternoon.

“Apart from the director and proprietor of the hospital, Dr Nishit Gupta, Dr Suresh Patel and Dr Sanjay Patel, senior manager Vipin Pandey is absconding,” he said. He said that one of the four accused doctors, Dr Santosh Soni (36) and Ram Soni (29), assistant manager of the private hospital, have been arrested so far. A case of culpable homicide has been registered against four doctors and two managers of the multi-specialty hospital after the fire incident.

“Our teams have conducted raids at some places, but they can nab the accused. A search is on to nab them,” said the SP. The registration of 28 private hospitals has been canceled in the last three days for non-compliance.

He said that private hospitals are being inspected across the district.

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