New Delhi: Gurgaon’s Fortis Hospital on Friday denied allegations of any bribe being paid to the father of the seven-year-old girl, who died during dengue treatment recently.
The private hospital released a statement amid reports that it had “offered money” to Jayant Singh, father of Adya Singh, to allegedly not pursue the case further. The girl was referred to the Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon as a case of dengue shock syndrome in critical condition.
The family had alleged that they were overcharged by the hospital.
“We categorically deny assertions or allegations of any bribe being paid to Jayant Singh, father of late Adya Singh, who was treated for dengue shock syndrome,” it claimed in the statement.
“Fortis did offer a refund of the out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the family in good faith. Furthermore, consequent to the articulation of the family’s financial position by the father, we offered an additional amount purely as a humanitarian gesture,” it said. The hospital said a “written and signed statement” to this effect has been “submitted to the inquiry committee.” All documents and details required by the probe panel were provided to them, the hospital group said on Thursday.