More Trouble For Fortis: Blood Bank, Pharmacy License Suspended
Haryana: Trouble is mounting for Fortis Memorial Research Institute Gurugram, as Haryana Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has ordered the cancellation of hospital's pharmacy and blood bank licence, after finding serious lapses on part of the hospital in a probe. The probe came after the overcharging and negligence allegations following the death of a 7 year old dengue patient Adya Singh here. As many as 32 discrepancies have been pointed out by the government officials following which the suspension order was issued.
India Today reports that the hospital was illegally selling fresh frozen plasma to Reliance medical Limited without any permission. The probe panel also found that Fortis Hospital charged exorbitant prices for the blood. The panel did not find any display board giving information about blood prices. No insectocutor was found and the door was also found without any curtain.
The door of the HIV testing lab opened in the serology lab was also found open.
“We have issued a suspension notice to the hospital’s blood bank and pharrmacy till the time that it files a compliance report regarding the defects that were found during the investigation into the death of 7-year-old Adya Singh. Once the department approves the compliance report, the units will be able to function again,” said Narendra Ahuja Vivek, state drug controller, Haryana told Hindusan Times
"The licences of Pharmacy and blood bank will remain suspended till Fortis Hospital removes all shortcomings and follows the procedure. The hospital had given an undertaking that it will follow the norms of the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) while providing whole human blood and blood components to the patients but it was found violating the norms and overcharged the patients," Vivek added.
HT Also reports that the officials have issued notices to Rockland Hospital and to Lal Path Lab in New Delhi, where the blood sample of the 7-year-old was taken.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that Haryana Government urged the HUDA to cancelled the land lease of Fotis Gurgaon.