Haryana may cancel Fortis’ land lease for charging Rs 16L for dengue treatment

Gurugram: After the incident of cancellation of Shalimar Bagh’s Max Hospital license, Haryana’s health minister Anil Vij has sought the cancellation of Gurgaon Fortis’ land lease for charging Rs 16 lakh in treating a 7-year-old dengue patient.

The hospital was provided with a lease on concessional rate, on condition that it would provide concessions and other amenities to poor people.

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

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Haryana government has written to the Medical Council of India (MCI) to cancel Fortis Hospital’s membership. Authorities have already got an FIR drafted against the hospital under Section 304-A of IPC(causing death by negligence), which is likely to be filed at Sushant Lok Police Station, Gurgaon.

Adya Singh was diagnosed with dengue shock syndrome and was admitted to Fortis on August 31. After 15 days of treatment, the girl died.

She was shifted to the ICU and also incubated during her treatment. According to Adya’s father, Jayant Singh, the hospital kept giving her back to back drugs, while the family kept asking doctors to do an MRI or CT scan.

On September 14, when an MRI was performed, Adya’s brain got damaged up to 80 percent and doctors then suggested a ‘body plasma transplant’; which would have cost another Rs 16 lakh if performed.

Meanwhile, the girl succumbed on the same day, with her parents left with a bill of 15,79,322, that was accumulated with a lakh per day.

The bill included documentation fee of Rs 250, dietitian fee of Rs 3000, an eye specialist’s fee of Rs 13,200. Two variants of the same drug were pumped into Adya’s body- one cost Rs 3000 per vial whereas the other was for Rs 500.

Sugar strips which cost Rs 13 per strip, were priced at Rs 200 in the hospital. More than 1500 gloves and 660 syringes were also included in the bill. In addition to this, Adya’s hospital gown was also charged for Rs 900.