The committee set up by the Haryana government to probe allegations against a Gurgaon- based private hospital for overcharging the family of a 7- year-old girl, who died of dengue, is likely to submit its report tomorrow, Health Minister Anil Vij said. The state government had set up the three-member committee under the chairmanship of the Additional Director General (Health) to probe the matter. "In all likelihood, the committee, which has completed its investigation, will give its report tomorrow," the minister said here. Earlier, Vij had said that the report would be submitted by today. The Haryana government had ordered the probe into the allegations after the central government had asked it to initiate an urgent inquiry into the case. The committee was to gather information about medicines and treatment given to the girl along with the bills and reasons for her death. "Further action into the matter would be taken only after going through the report," Vij said. Vij had said a strict action would be taken if the committee found the hospital guilty. He noted that though only government hospitals in the state can provide free treatment for dengue, even private hospitals cannot charge Rs 16 lakh for the treatment of the disease. The parents of the girl had alleged they were billed Rs 16 lakh, which also included the cost of 2,700 gloves. The case relates to the death of a 7-year-old girl, who was admitted in September to the Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI), Gurgaon, a multi super-speciality care hospital. Last month, the Punjab and Haryana High Court had also sought a report from the Haryana government over the same case. However, earlier, the hospital had refuted the charges, claiming that the patient's family was informed about the bill on a daily basis and that there was no medical negligence.
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