Fortis gets notice from Maharashtra FDA for two hospitalsUpdated: Apr 28, 2017 18:17 IST
Fortis Healthcare has received a notice from the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its two hospitals in Mumbai for reusing single-use medical devices and overcharging the patients for the products.
“We are in a receipt of a notice from Food and Drug Administration for Fortis Hospitals Mulund and Vashi. The company is in the process of submitting the response on averments made,” Fortis Healthcare today said in a regulatory filing.
The matter pertains to single-use devices that are used for angioplasty in order to remove blockages in arteries.
Fortis clarified on the matter on the BSE after reports pointed out alleged lapses on the part of the company’s two hospitals in Mumbai.
Senior hospital officials can get two years in jail if found guilty by the FDA.
“We as as an organisation constantly endeavour to bring about greater accessibility, affordability and reliability in delivering healthcare to our patients with a continuous focus on quality care and patient safety,” the company said.
Fortis Healthcare stock ended 5.10% up at Rs 220.35 on BSE.
First Published: Apr 28, 2017 18:13 IST