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Dengue death case: Charge-sheet absolves Fortis hospital in Ggn

Dengue death case: Charge-sheet absolves Fortis hospital in Ggn

Gurugram: In November 2017, when the death of Adhya due to dengue came to the fore it had triggered a lot of outrage against the entire process. The amount of anger of expressed through various platforms also resulted in Union Health Minister JP Nadda intervening in the matter.

A year and a half later, it seems the situation has changed. There have been no allegations made against the multispecialty hospital Fortis in the charge sheet presented by the Gurugram police. Also, no charges have been made against the other two doctors, Krishan Chug and Vikas Taneja.

Fortis Memorial Research Institute and its director Jasbir Grewal, who was indicted by the committee, have also not been charged. There is no mention of the alleged forgery.

On September 14 2017, seven-year-old Adhya, who had contracted dengue, succumbed to her illness after the disease got complicated. What however was shocking was the entire process of her medical treatment.

During her 15 days stay at Fortis hospital in Gurugram, her parents were charged whopping amount of Rs 18 lakh. The incident came to light when the family along with their friends took to social media to raise the corruption in the private healthcare system.

Being residents of Dwarka in Delhi, Jayant Singh first took their daughter to Rockland hospital. Seeing that there was no improvement in the condition, they decided to refer her to Gurugram. In Gurugram hospital also, the parents had complained about the medical treatment. After the death of their daughter, the aggrieved father further highlighted that how he was harassed by the authorities in obtaining the death certificate for his kin.

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