Fortis case: statement of girl’s father recorded

File image of Fortis hospital. Image credit: Official website of Fortis

Family was charged almost Rs. 16 lakh

The three-member committee set up by the Haryana government to probe allegations of overcharging against Gurugram’s Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) by the family of a 7-year-old girl who died of dengue recorded her father’s statement on Thursday.

‘Wrong treatment’

Jayant Singh said, “I put my point before the officials during the one-and-a-half-hour interaction. The doctors gave wrong treatment to my daughter … I have submitted the medicines prescribed by them to support my claim.”

Haryana Additional Director General of Health Rajeev Vadhera is leading the three-member team. When contacted, Mr. Vadhera said he will not be able to say anything until the investigation is complete.

FMRI, a super-speciality hospital, charged the family almost Rs. 16 lakh for the girl’s 15-day stay. However, it refuted the charge, claiming the patient’s family was informed about the bill on a daily basis and that there was no medical negligence.

The Haryana government had on Thursday ordered probe into allegations after the Centre had asked it to initiate an urgent inquiry into the case.



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