FIR filed against Fortis Gurgaon paediatrician


Haryana's health minister Anil Vij tweeted that a case has been registered under Section 304 (II) of the IPC in FIR number 639.

"We will ask the parents and the concerned hospital officials as well to join the investigation", Gaurav Phoghat, the Station House Officer (SHO) of Sushant Lok Police Station, said.

AN FIR was registered against a Fortis doctor in the case related to a seven year-old girl undergoing dengue treatment at the hospital who died allegedly of medical negligence.

Apart from this, the Health Department has also directed the Haryana Urban Development Authority to check the norms and agreement pertaining to the treatment facility to the economically weaker sections. "The girl was on a ventilator, but she was put in an ordinary ambulance, ventilator was withdrawn and an ambu bag was not provided in that, which became the cause of her death, which is a very serious irregularity", the minister said. "The state government has directed all hospitals to alert the health department if they receive a case of infection like dengue or swine flu, which the hospital failed to do in this case. We chose to take her to another hospital, but Fortis doctors refused to even facilitate an ambulance", the girl's father said in a statement.

The committee formed for probing the matter has submitted its report.

Singh has also accused the FMRI of forging his and his wife's signature to hide its negligence in the treatment and prolonging the medical treatment of his daughter, without medical justification, for motives of profit.

A costly injection was administered on most occasions, which cost Rs 3,112, whereas a substitute costing Rs 499 was available, Vij said citing the inquiry report.

Overcharging in giving platelets has also been found, he said. They say the hospital used to provide daily medical bills to the patient's family.

However, the condition was unfulfilled by the hospital as per the MoU signed between Haryana government and hospital's authorities, reported India Today.

Fortis is facing charges of wrong treatment and negligence that led to the death of Adya after 15 days of treatment at the hospital on September 14.

He also pressed charges of destruction of evidence, forgery and criminal conspiracy against the management, treating doctors and staff. "Concealment of this fact can invite punishment ranging from one month to six months and fine from Rs 200 to Rs 1,000", he said. But Fortis Hospital did not inform the department about the said dengue case.

The father of girl has also lodged a complaint against the hospital.