Haryana government to file FIR against Fortis, Gurugram

Gurugram’s Fortis Hospital, which was in the news recently for charging a deceased patient’s family with elevated medical bills, may soon find its lease cancelled according to various media outlets. As per these reports, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij has himself requested Urban Development Authority for the cancellation.

The hospital came under fire for charging the family of a 7-year-old patient, who died of dengue, with a bill for Rs 16 lakh. According to the hospital, during the patient’s 15-day stay, there had been a requirement of a whopping 660 syringes and 2,700 gloves for treatment. This oddly inflated number drew the attention of the country towards a possible scam happening at the hospital. The fact that the bill ran 19 pages long also raised a lot of eyebrows.

The health minister reportedly revealed that an FIR will be lodged against Fortis Gurugram for criminal negligence. There is also a plan to write to the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to cancel their license. The blood bank run by the hospital has also been issued a notice of cancellation, according to the minister. Fortis hospital charges patient’s family with a bill of Rs 18 lakh!

Despite claims of top-notch treatment, the 7-year-old patient Adya succumbed to dengue. The grief-stricken father, Jayant Singh, didn’t have a choice but to pay the bill. But has now come out and accused the hospital of charging them with items they didn’t even use. Singh also said the doctors at Fortis Gurugram paid little attention towards his daughter’s health, which ultimately led to her demise. Haraya government has ordered a probe into the hospital’s claims following Adya’s death.

Union Health Minister JP Nadda has also spoken up about his solidarity with the Singh family. He tweeted “Please provide me details on [email protected] We will take all the necessary action.”

Fortis, on its part, has flatly denied any accusations of a medical scam and insisted that the doctors had attended to the patient’s needs, despite the girl being brought in under a critical condition.

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