Official: Staff told to reuse vials, syringes to save money
Turns out, it was greed.
cool just like a 3rd world operation
They closed the clinic (duh)...
Anyone here who thinks this won’t happen under Hillary/Obama/socialized medicine, raise your hand.
Total disregard for his patients.
Don’t you understand? HE WAS SAVING THE PLANET! /s
Dr. Dipak Desai is an American success story, an immigrant from India who built a small medical empire in the desert of Southern Nevada.
Now an aspect of that success is under scrutiny after health officials have determined that six patients treated at Desai's Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada were infected there with hepatitis C, a potentially lethal blood-borne virus. Investigators believe they became infected when workers used contaminated syringes and vials when injecting patients with medication.
Desai, a doctor in Nevada since 1980, is 65 percent owner of the center, according to Las Vegas city business license records. Three other doctors share ownership, with Dr. Eladio Carrera having the next largest stake with 14 percent, according to the records.
Desai has not commented publicly.
I am willing to bet he did not save anywhere near the amount of money it is going to take to clean up this mess.
This is so wrong on so many levels.
Why would anyone risk their financial future to "save a little money?
Why would any of the professional staff, some of whom must be liscensed by the state risk their liscense to do something they know is wrong?
It has been many years since I have worked in the medical field, but I would have quit my job before doing something this wrong (and most likely gone public as well).
Shame on all those that knew what was going on and kept quiet, and double shame on those that went along with it.
One thing's for sure... When this came out, I checked to be sure that my mother hadn't gotten any or her medications from this piece of s**t before she died of cancer. Had she done so, I'd be waiting for him the day he steps out of prison, and happily gone to prison myself.
I certainly hope that there's a special place in hell reserved for health care workers who do this sort of thing.
3rd world values...
Thank goodness we have medical licensing by the government. Who knows what horrors free enterprise would yield?
He should face the death penalty for this.
I have been saying for years that we have been headed for third world medicine. Socialized medicine is just another name for third world medicine.
Never leave your loved one alone in a healthcare setting. it is third world and you will never know what happens to them. Never go to a freestanding privatly owned surgical or proceedural entinty. Everyone there is out to save their job and the pressure is too great. Go to a well respected medical center if you are very sick and to a small well thougt of hospital if you are looking for diagonstics.