Haryana constitutes Committee to investigate seven year old girl Adhya's death in Fortis Hospital Gurugram

December 06, 2017 10:32 PM

CHANDIGARH : The committee constituted by Haryana Government to investigate the case of death of seven-year old girl Aadhya, has indicted Fortis Hospital, Gurugram for grave negligence, lapse, unethical and unlawful act. A case will be registered against the hospital and notice has been issued to cancel the license of blood bank of hospital. In addition, Haryana Urban Development Authority will also be requested to explore the possibilities for cancellation of lease of land given to the hospital.

This was stated by Haryana Health Minister, Anil Vij while interacting with interacting with media persons here today.He said that the department had constituted a committee under the Chairmanship of Additional Director General, Dr Rajiv Wadhera to find out the facts in this case. 

The above action has been taken keeping in view the report of the Committee that has found irregularities in functioning of the hospital administration. The parents of the girl have also registered their statements before the Committee.

The Health Minister said that as per the report of the Committee, the girl was admitted in Paediatrics ICU from August 31 to September 14. During this period, the hospital not only violated the diagnosis protocol, but also ignored the rules and regulations of Indian Medical Association (IMA). In this direction, a letter has also been written to Medical Council of India (MCI) for taking appropriate action. He said that the hospital administration deliberately used expensive medicines rather generic and affordable medicines in treatment of the girl by violating the IMA norms.

Vij said that as per the rules, hospital has to provide information related to dengue patient to the local civil hospital, but the Fortis Hospital has ignored this. He said that Civil Surgeon, Gurugram has also issued a notice to Fortis Hospital in this direction, which has a provision of punishment. Apart from this, the hospital has carried out platelets transfusion for 25 times and bill has been overcharged in this practice. Taking cognizance of the same, the orders have been issued to cancel the hospital’s blood bank license.

The Minister said that keeping in view of no improvement in health condition of the girl and overcharging of bill, the parents wanted to shift her to another hospital. Serious irregularities in this regard have also come to the fore. As per guidelines issued by IMA, advance life support ambulance should have been provided to the patient. Contrary to this, the hospital administration had only provided her a basic life support ambulance which lacked oxygen and other basic facilities. The parents of the girl apprised the Committee that hospital administration had forged their signature on the consent letter.

The Minister said that the Fortis Hospital has not only violated the norms of IMA and MCI, but also ignored the protocol of medical treatment.

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