Gurgaon Hospital Offered Rs 25 Lakh For Ending Campaign: Father Of 7-Year-Old Victim

| December 7 , 2017 , 11:52 IST

The father of 7-year-old girl Adya who died from dengue 15 days after being admitted to the famous Fortis Hospital in Gurgaon has alleged that the hospital offered him money to end his campaign against the hospital, which he had launched after Adya's death.

According to Adya's father Jayant Singh, senior members of Fortis met with him, offering a cheque worth Rs 10,37,889 refunding the entire amount of treatment as well as an additional Rs 25 lakh on a condition that he sign a legal agreement to end his social media campaign and not take legal action against the hospital.

The statement from Singh came hours after an inquiry by the Haryana government indicted the private hospital for negligence, unethical and awful acts, finding 'several irregularities' in the case.

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij terming the girl's death a 'muder' reported PTI.

"In simple words, it was not a death, it was a murder," Vij alleged at a press conference.

The inquiry discovered that the hospital made a hefty profit on medicines that were given, with profits ranging from 108 percent to 1,737 percent, and that costly medicines were used even when cheaper substitutes were available.

"The death of the girl happened due to not following the LAMA protocol, which is the Leave Against Medical Advice. The girl was on a ventilator, but she was put in an ordinary ambulance, ventilator was withdrawn and an ambu bag was not provided in that, which became the cause of her death, which is a very serious irregularity," Vij said.