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Published On: Thu, Dec 7th, 2017

Fortis Hospital offered me Rs 25 lakh to stop action against them: Adya Father

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06fortisGURRUGRAM: The father of seven-year-old Adya, who died of dengue after a fortnight at Gurgaon’s Fortis hospital on Wednesday, alleged the hospital had offered him money to end his campaign.

Jayant Singh, father of 7-year-old Adya, who died of dengue despite being billed an exorbitant fee of Rs 18 lakhs by Gurugram’s Fortis Hospital, has claimed that the hospital administration offered him Rs 25 lakh in cash to prevent him from taking any legal action.

Speaking to ANI, Singh stated that not only did senior members from Fortis Hospital agree to foot the entire bill that the family had to shell out, it even offered him money to stop the ongoing social media campaign against the hospital. 1512581278-jayant_singh_adya_father_fortis_hospital
“Senior members of Fortis met me and offered me a cheque worth Rs 10,37,889 refunding the entire amount,”  Singh told ANI.

“They also said they will be offering me Rs 25 lakh cash on top of this, said that I will have to sign and enter into a legal agreement assuring to stop my social media campaign or going to court and taking legal action against them,”  Singh added.

Adya Singh was admitted to Fortis Hospital and put on the ventilator as soon as she was admitted and her family was being billed over a lakh rupees per day for 15 days. Jayant paid a sky-high amount for the branded drugs whose alternatives could have been procured for a cheaper price.
The family, hooked outside ICU waiting for their daughter to recover soon, was further shaken when they did not have access to doctors. Jayant Singh had alleged that the doctors continued her treatment in the ICU, in full knowledge that her condition had deteriorated beyond cure.
A probe into the death of his daughter has found merit in the father’s complaint that the hospital had fleeced him. Mr Singh had earlier claimed that the family was able to take their child’s body only after they paid a Rs. 16 lakh bill that allegedly included the cost of 2,700 gloves.
The probe panel that included government doctors concluded that the girl was alive when she was taken out of the hospital. But she was taken off the ventilator and sent in an ambulance that did not even have an ambu bag, a manual hand-held device to support breathing.
The probe panel comprising government doctors and health officials also accused the hospital of making up to 108 per cent profit on medicines given to the girl and as high as 1,737 per cent profit on consumables. Dr Rajiv Wadhera, the state’s additional director general Health headed the panel.
Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij has called Adya’s death a “murder” and promised action in the case.(With Agency Inputs ).

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