New Delhi, Dec 6: Trouble of Gurgaon’s Fortis Hospital is set to rise as Haryana Health Ministe Anil Vij has proposed tough action against the top hospital for overcharging the family of a seven-year-old girl who died of dengue in September. Describing the case as criminal negligence, Anil Vij said he will be wirting to the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to cancel the licence of the hospital.
“We are going to lodge an FIR against Fortis for criminal negligence on their part. Will also write to IMA to cancel their license. Moreover. we have also given a notice for cancellation of blood bank in that hospital,” the Haryana minister told reporters.
The Haryana government had ordered a probe after a seven-year-old girl, admitted at Gurgaon Fortis Hospital, died of dengue in September. The parents of the girl had accused the super-speciality hospital of charging them almost Rs 16 lakh for 15-day treatment. (Also Read: Woman, Daughter Battered to Death Inside Greater Noida Flat, Son Missing)
However, the hospital had refuted the allegation and said there was no medical negligence and all standard protocols were followed in the treatment of the patient.
“Patient Adya Singh was admitted at FMRI on August 31 at 11:16 am with an initial diagnosis of severe dengue. At the time of admission, the child’s condition was serious and deteriorating,” a statement issued by the hospital said.
After an MRI (brain) of the patient on September 14, her family was again explained about the critical condition of the child, after which “they took the decision to take the child Leave Against Medical Advice (LAMA)”, the hospital said, adding she succumbed the same day.
A total of 750 pairs of gloves and 600 syringes during a 15-day stay is “justifiable and acceptable” when the patient is in an ICU setting. Syringes are being misrepresented as “injections” which are very different from each other, it claimed.
Terming the incident “very unfortunate”, Union Health Minister JP Nadda asked Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan to look into the case and initiate an immediate inquiry into the matter.