Fortis doctor in a soup, FIR registered in child death case

Father of the deceased girl demands ‘culpable homicide’ charges. He was charged 16 lakh for a 15 days treatment of his daughter who allegedly died due to medical negligence.

AN FIR was registered against a Fortis doctor in the case related to a seven year-old girl undergoing dengue treatment at the hospital who died allegedly of medical negligence.
The case came to light after it was reported that the hospital charged 16 lakh for 15-day treatment before she died of dengue . Senior paediatrician Dr Vikash Sharma has been booked under IPC section 304(2) in Sushant Lok police station, said Ravinder Kumar, spokesperson, Gurugram police. “We received a written complaint from Gurugram civil surgeon in this matter. The complaint copy is supplemented by an investigation report conducted by additional director of state health department which recommended that FIR be registered against Dr Sharma,” said police.
Fortis is facing charges of wrong treatment and negligence that led to the death of Adya after 15 days of treatment at the hospital on September 14. The deceased’s father Jayant Singh alleged that the hospital management was directly involved in this case and hence it should be booked under relevant Indian Penal Code sections as well.
“In multispeciality hospital like Fosrtis, the decision to remove Adya’s ventilator and send her to an ordinary ambulance was not individual. Besides, the treatment cost was also on the higher side,” Singh said.
“The father of the deceased also filed a complaint at Sushant Lok police station on Friday. It is under investigation and therefore no FIR has been registered yet,” Ravinder Kumar said.
In his complaint, Jayant Singh has urged police to register an FIR for “culpable homicide” owing to criminal negligence against hospital apart from forgery and destruction of evidence by the hospital management and doctors. He has held 18 people accused, including chairman of Fortis, executive vice-chairman, nine doctors and other medical staffers in the death of his daughter

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