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Medical negligence case registered against Fortis hospital, Jaipur on Court Order


Medical negligence case registered against Fortis hospital, Jaipur on Court Order

Jaipur: A case of medical negligence was registered against a prominent private hospital in the city following the direction from a local court here, police said.

The case was registered against Fortis Hospital under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including murder, Sub-Inspector posted at the Jawahar Circle police station, Munshi Lal Sharma said.

The court directed police to register an FIR in the death of 53-year-old Praveen Tiwari. He died at the hospital in May last year, he said.

Sharma said earlier hospital authorities did not cooperate in the investigation.

Praveen’s family members had lodged a complaint but had to move court last month to get an FIR registered in the matter.

“My father was admitted at the hospital in January last year owing to a cardiac problem. He was admitted for over four months and he died on May 21.

“The hospital served a Rs 50 lakh medical bill, including Rs 4.5 lakh for hand gloves. Visits of doctors who were abroad were included in the bills, Praveen’s daughter Kanika Tiwari said.

She said we have paid over Rs 25 lakh to the hospital after which the body was released by the hospital administration.

However, the hospital administration said the doctors and their team did their best in treating the patient.

“Doctors and their team did their best in treating the patient. The matter is now under police investigation. We will see what needs to be done, Director of Fortis Hospital Pratim Tamboli said.




Source: PTI
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    Ashutosh Kumar Pandey August 4, 2018, 5:29 am

    Looks like their main grouse is Bill, and not death of relative. Why charge them with murder? What did they expect from a pt who was in so sick that he was in ICU for 4 months!?

    Even idiots will understand that pt is most likely not going to make it. And I am almost sure that doctors will have definitely explained it to them may times over in those 4 months.

    We have a pt admitted with 20% EF, other co morbidities and a ca invading to brain. No centre will great for ca till he is otherwise healthy ( which is extemely unlikely). We Have explained to relatives grave prognosis many times over in as clear terms as possible. But they insist in continuing, and want heart transplant for their pt. And if it does not make it out of Hospital, and a Bill is given, who knows they may do the same.

    I think next doctors will have to counsel relatives in A/V recording and simultaneously make them sign a trasncript of what was explained.

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    Dr. Sunila Sharma August 3, 2018, 7:47 pm

    ICU care in private sector is very costly and is unaffordable for even moderately rich people in India. The breakdown of each miscellaneous item charged along with daily ICU rent , disposables ,ventilator etc. may cost a patient upto almost 50,000/day and is unaffordable even to high middle class people with insurance policies worth lacs. The government needs to take stringent measures in curbing the exorbitant pricing of ICU items as MRP over the costs of actual purchase price incurred by the hospitals.