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Fortis Hospital Case: Doctors Booked for Culpable Homicide

Fortis Hospital Case: Doctors Booked for Culpable Homicide

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

 

“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.

 

 


Source: with inputs
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  1. SHOCKING COMMITEE REPORT OF SENIOR DOCTORS MAY BE DUE TO PREESURE FROM BEUROCRATES/HEALTH ADMINSTRATION AS THEY ARE EMPLOYED UNDER DEPTT.ICU CARE DIFFER FROM ROUTINE TREATMENT AND IT COSTS BUT SIMULTANEOUSLY HOSPITAL MANAGMENT SHOULD BE CAUTIOUS OF EXCESS CHARGES SEEN NOW A DAYS /CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION IS NOT LEGAL .THEY CAN ADVICE FOR COMPENSATION

  2. its sad.. Modi replaced a doctor health minister Dr harshvardhan who has some medical sense . Moreover how are these state ministers even qualified to be incharge of health ministry. Considering they are only worried about the votes in next elections and nothing else.

    nobody demands a report or speak up against violence faced by healthcare personnel.

  3. This will only force doctors to stop treating critical patients for fear of landing themselves in jail in case d patient dies….going by d steps d govt n public r resorting to , looks like this z wat they want from doctors ….extremely sad state of affairs ..medical practice z becoming increasingly difficult in india with each passing day !

  4. Dont know how \”committee\” has come to conclusion that its a medical negligence. Does it mean doctors should stop treating unwell and sick patients when there is uncertainty of prognosis? India is becoming unsafe place for doctors to practice medicine especially acute care/ICU. It does not make difference to politician and beurocrates as for minor illness, they will jump on the plane and seek treatment at overseas centers (at the cost of taxpayers money). Common (middle and lower class) people will be at loss as they do not have any access to health. Govt health system is already failed ( with only 1% of GDP allocation) and govt is trying to finish private hospitals and doctors.