In a ruling by the Supreme Court Nursing Homes without ICU facility cannot perform surgeries. This applies to all nursing homes across the country. Moreover, the ruling was passed due to a case of medical negligence in a case involving a hysterectomy surgery in Kolkata.
The case was related to medical negligence in a situation in which a man that lost his wife. The man had accused the doctor of negligence who had conducted a hysterectomy surgery post which his wife had passed away in a nursing home in Kolkata. The nursing home did not have an ICU in place.
The award of damages (in the case filed by Sinha) is to improve qualitative changes in the attitude of healthcare providers. Therefore, the supreme court ruling to have ICU’s mandatory in Nursing Homes to perform surgery.