In the recent case of medical negligence by Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI), Gurgaon Police had earlier registered an FIR under Section 304/2 against the hospital for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. However, now Section 188 of the IPC has been added to it.
According to the section, all vector-borne diseases and epidemics have to be reported to the district administration on a regular basis, and Fortis Memorial was found to be in violation of it, said Gurgaon Police.
Recently, when the admission of 7-year-old dengue patient Addya Singh resulted in her death and an unwieldy hospital bill of almost Rs 15 lakh, parents of the patient not only accused Fortis Memorial of negligence but also for forging their signatures on various forms.
On the basis of a report filed by the Haryana health department, Gurgaon Police had registered a case against Dr Vikas Sharma, a doctor at the hospital, under section 304/2 of the IPC.
But Gurgaon Police has now added Section 188 of the IPC to the case, after it found from the report that the hospital had not reported the case to the district administration, as it is supposed to with all dengue patients.
The police, however, is conducting its own investigation into the case.TAGS: Dengue / Addya / Fortis / Fortis Memorial / Gurgaon / Gurgaon Police / Negligence / IPC