Gurugram Fortis taken off govt panel

Updated - December 08, 2017 03:27 pm IST

Published - December 08, 2017 01:50 am IST - CHANDIGARH

The Haryana government on Thursday decided to remove the Fortis hospital at Gurugram from the government panel. This comes a day after the hospital was indicted of grave negligence, unethical and unlawful act by a State government committee probing allegations of overcharging in a case where a seven-year-old girl died of dengue in September.

“We have ordered removal of Fortis Hospital, Gurugram, from the panel of the State government,” said Anil Vij, Haryana Health Minister here.

He added that based on the report of the committee constituted to investigate the case of the seven-year-old girl directions have been issued to register an FIR against the hospital and cancel the license of its blood bank.

“Apart from this, the Haryana Urban Development Authority had been directed to find out possibilities of cancelling the land lease,” Mr. Vij added.

Adya Singh, who died of dengue, was admitted to the Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI), a multi super-speciality care hospital, for 15 days. The hospital had billed her family almost ₹16 lakh. Following this, Haryana's Health department had constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Additional Director General Rajiv Wadhera to find out the facts of the case. The committee, in its report, had found serious irregularities in the functioning of the hospital administration.

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