Dengue death: Fortis found guilty of ‘grave negligence’

  • By Hindu
  • | Thursday | 7th December, 2017

“Contrary to this, the hospital provided a basic life support ambulance, which lacked oxygen and other basic facilities. The Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) in Gurugram has been found guilty of “grave negligence, lapse, and unethical and unlawful act” by a committee probing allegations of overcharging in a case related to the death of a seven-year-old girl who died of dengue in September. Also, a notice has been issued to cancel the licence of its blood bank that overcharged for platelets transfusion, which was done 25 times,” said Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Wednesday. The Minister further said that as per rules, the hospital has to provide information about dengue patient to the local civil hospital, but the Fortis hospital did not do this. The parents of the girl apprised the panel that the hospital administration forged their signature on the consent letter,” said the Minister.

The Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) in Gurugram has been found guilty of “grave negligence, lapse, and unethical and unlawful act” by a committee probing allegations of overcharging in a case related to the death of a seven-year-old girl who died of dengue in September. “Based on the panel’s indictment, we are recommending registration of an FIR against the hospital.

Also, a notice has been issued to cancel the licence of its blood bank that overcharged for platelets transfusion, which was done 25 times,” said Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Wednesday. May cancel lease In addition, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) will be asked to explore the possibilities for cancellation of lease of land given to the hospital, the Minister said.

“The hospital violated norms laid down in its land lease understanding with the government to provide free medical care to 20% of patients,” he added. The victim, Aadhya, was admitted to the FMRI for fifteen days.

The hospital billed her family almost ?16 lakh.

Following this, the Health Department had constituted a panel under the chairmanship of Additional Director General Dr.

Rajiv Wadhera to probe the case. The parents of the girl also gave their statements before the committee. Mr.

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