Reusing single use devices: FDA warns Fortis hospitals
Mumbai: The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned two Fortis hospitals in the city of stringent action for allegedly reusing single-use angio medical devices and overcharging the patients for them.
Members of the hospital management can get two years in jail if found guilty, the FDA said. "Following our investigation, were issued show-cause notices to Fortis hospitals at (suburban) Mulund and Vashi (in neighbouring Navi Mumbai) for recycling and reusing single-use medical devices on multiple patients. We will wait for their reply and take suitable action," state FDA commissioner Harshdeep Kamble said here.
Under the law, if found guilty, officials of these hospitals may face imprisonment for two years, Kamble said. Fortis had received the notices and was "evaluating the observations" and would respond appropriately, its spokesperson told PTI.