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Death of 7-yr-old girl: Section 188 added in FIR against Fortis

GURUGRAM: Gurugram Police on Friday added one more section of the Indian Penal Code in its FIR against Fortis Hospital, Gurugram, for its alleged negligence which led to the death of seven-year-old Adya Singh, who reportedly died of dengue shock syndrome.
The management of hospital will now also be tried under Section 188 (disobedience to order promulgated by the public servant) of the IPC.
Earlier, the Haryana government had filed an official complaint against the hospital under Section 304 (2) of the IPC.
The action by the state government has also prompted other patients to come out and voice their grievances against the hospital.
In one of such claim, a man who underwent treatment at the hospital for stones in his gall bladder alleged that he was highly overcharged for his operation, which costed Rs 36 lakh.
The patient also alleged that both his kidneys failed during his treatment at the hospital, adding that his finances have also been severely affected since he is on dialysis.
Meanwhile, in its defence, authorities of Fortis Hospital stated that they had charged the patient Rs 23.27 lakh, and he was treated not only for removal of renal stone but for other complicated ailments as well.
"The final billed amount was Rs 23.27 lakh for patient Bhim Singh. It is reflective of the effective clinical management of multiple life threatening complications, which arose due to procedures carried out at another hospital, requiring intensive treatment, surgical and non-surgical procedures, multi-disciplinary involvement and extended ICU stay of 42 days," the hospital's statement said on Friday.
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