Haryana files FIR against Fortis for culpable homicide

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But Fortis Hospital did not inform the department about the said dengue case.

Fortis Gurgaon made it to news when the authorities charged Rs 16 lakh for a 15-day dengue treatment of a seven-year-old girl, who died afterwards.

As per the government inquiry, Adya's parents were overcharged by 700 percent. "The other criminal action against the hospital is being taken under the Epidemic Diseases Act", the spokesperson said.

"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.

Ravinder Kumar, PRO of Gurgaon Police, confirmed: "A case has been registered at Sushant Lok police station under IPC Section 304 (ii), which deals with culpable homicide not amounting to murder".

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On Friday, Adya's father had filed a complaint against Fortis Hospital in relation to the death of his daughter due to dengue-related complications.

Besides these two criminal inquiries, civil action on three counts is also being taken against FMRI.

"The Drug Controller Department has issued notice to the pharmacy running in the hospital for various shortcomings found and a reply is awaited".

Similarly, on the basis of the report of the probe committee, a notice has also been issued to the blood bank of the hospital for which 15 days have been given to file a reply, he added. "If anyone else is found to be involved, action will be taken against them as well".

Following the indictment by the panel, Vij had said an FIR would be lodged against the private hospital and the licence of its blood bank would be cancelled. Her death had sparked a controversy after the hospital staff billed her family nearly Rs. 16 lakh for the treatment.

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The Fortis group, had earlier said that all documents, statements and details required by the probe team of the Haryana government were provided.

Singh's father accused the authorities of pumping his daughter with drugs without performing an MRI or CT scan and when a MRI was finally performed on September 14, Adya brain was 80% damaged already and doctors suggested a "body plasma transplant", which costed Rs 16 lakh.

The Centre had asked the Haryana government to initiate an urgent inquiry into the case.

Haryana government has written to the Medical Council of India (MCI) to cancel Fortis Hospital's membership.

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