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Offered complete co-operation to Hry govt probe panel: Fortis

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

All documents, statements and details required by the probe panel of the regarding a case in connection with the death of a girl due to dengue at Fortis hospital, were provided to them, the hospital group today said.

After the inquiry committee submitted its report today, the Fortis group, in a statement said that they were "yet to receive a copy of the report".

The had on November 21 ordered a probe into allegations that the Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI), a multi super-speciality care hospital in Gurgaon, had overcharged the family of a seven-year-old girl, who died of dengue.

The inquiry panel, set up by the state government, was led by Dr Rajiv Wadhera Additional DG, Health.

The private hospital had denied the charge, saying the patient's kin was informed about the bill on a daily basis.

At a press conference in Chandigarh, Health Minister Anil Vij today said, the probe team has found "several irregularities" following which the state is planning to lodge an FIR in the case.

Flanked by the inquiry committee members, he alleged that there were many irregularities, unethical practices and the protocol for diagnosis and medical duties was not followed.

The Haryana health department will file an FIR against the private hospital and the license of its blood bank will also be cancelled, Vij said, adding its land lease may also be looked into.

The hospital group, in a statement, said, "In reference to the recent media reports on a four-member government inquiry committee pertaining to the unfortunate death of baby Adya, we are yet to receive a copy of the said report."

"Fortis extends its heartfelt condolences to the family of baby Adya and stands with them in their hour of grief. Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, offered complete co-operation to the committee and family of Adya. All documents, statements and facts as required by them to conduct a detailed inquiry, were provided," it said.

Seven-year-old Adya was referred to the Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, as a case of "dengue shock syndrome in a critical condition and our medical team provided the best possible care in the given circumstances," the statement said.

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First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 21:55 IST