The incident in question took place in September last year, when seven-year-old Aadya died of dengue-related complications. The parents had alleged that the hospital was “criminally negligent” during her treatment and that they had been charged close to Rs 16 lakh for her stay.
After the girl’s, the parents had alleged that the hospital was “criminally negligent” during her treatment, and had also indulged in “cheating, forgery and dishonest inducement of monies”.
Fortis had come under scanner after the family of a seven-year-old girl, who died of dengue-related complications, accused the hospital of overcharging and negligence
“The licences of the blood bank and the pharmacy have been suspended. The hospital had submitted a compliance report, but that was found to be unsatisfactory.”
According to the complaint, the child, Saurya Pratap, was admitted to the hospital for 22 days. His parents then took him to RML hospital on November 19, where he died.
The hospital had refuted allegations that it had overcharged the family, claiming the patient’s kin was informed about the bill amount on a daily basis.
The expert committee said there is a “need for regulatory authorities” at the national level to fix the “upper limit of cost of various medical procedures and investigations”.
Instead of cancelling hospital licences, bring in patient centric laws, institutional capacity to enforce them.
Jayant Singh, the father of the seven-year-old girl who died of dengue-related complications after a two-week stay at the hospital, was Tuesday summoned to Sushant Lok police station to record his statement.
The FIR, however, names only a doctor who is a ‘senior consultant in the department of paediatrics’.
The Health Minister said his department had also written to the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to cancel the lease of land to Fortis due to alleged violations of terms and conditions of the agreement.
“The land was given by HUDA to Fortis hospital under terms, which included conditions like reserving 20 per cent of beds for the poor, but they are not providing these beds,” the Health Minister said
The girl’s father alleged the hospital forged the parents’ signatures over “crucial and important treatment related documents, that is, consent forms”.
DMA also hit out at the Anil Vij, Haryana’s health minister, for calling the death of a child at Fortis Hospital a ‘murder’
Vij said the state has also issued a notice to the hospital to cancel the licence of its blood bank, after gross violations were highlighted by the probe panel.