Gurugram: Adding more worry to the Fortis Memorial Research Centre, Gurugram, as well as the doctors associated with the hospital, the Health department has now lodged an FIR with the police, with the police registering a case against the hospital and the doctors under the section 304(2) (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The information of the same was given by the Haryana Health minder to Ani
Health Department has registered an FIR in Sushant Lok Police Station against Fortis Hospital. The death was caused due to utter medical negligence: Anil Vij, Haryana Health Minister on death due to dengue in Gurugram’s Fortis Hospital pic.twitter.com/RH8h6nJn6p
— ANI (@ANI) December 10, 2017
“We received a 49-page complaint against the hospital by the health department. A case has been registered,” inspector Gaurav Phoghat, station house officer, Sushant Lok police station told Hindustan Times.
Earlier, a committee formed by the Haryana Government found criminal negligence on the part of the hospital. The statement came after a committee of senior doctors, formed by the state government, gave its recommendations.
The committee also alleged several irregularities, including refusal of appropriate ambulance service to the patient, not following leave against medical advice (LAMA) protocol, and overcharging.
The committee also found the Fortis Hospital guilty of overcharging for medicines and platelets and has sent a notice for cancellation of its blood bank’s licence.
Parents of the seven-year old girl, who died on November 21 of Dengue Shock Syndrome(DSS), had alleged the Fortis Hospital for charging Rs 16 lakh for the 15-day treatment.
The hospital, however, had denied the allegations.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that Haryana health minister Anil Vij had ordered Fortis Hospital, Gurgaon, be removed from the list of government empanelled hospitals due to the case. He had also directed the authorities to look into the possibility of cancelling the hospital’s land lease.