Medanta hospital in Gurgaon has allegedly charged a whopping Rs. 16 lakh for therapy of a seven-year-old boy. This comes days after Fortis hospital in Gurugram had reportedly charged large quantities from a dengue affected person there. The worst factor is that the kid died at RML Hospital, in accordance with DNA report. The sufferer was admitted at Medanta on October 30 and remained there for 22 days. After that, the dad and mom shifted the sufferer and took him to the RML Hospital, the place he subsequently died. The kid was even admitted to ICU at Medanta hospital. Earlier, Fortis Hospital allegedly billed about Rs 15.6 lakh for the two-week hospital keep, together with for 611 syringes and 1,546 pairs of gloves for the dengue affected person. The information created uproar and Union Well being Minister JP Nadda sought a report from the hospital authority.
After JP Nadda sought an in depth report, Fortis Hospital on November 21 refuted allegations that it had overcharged, claiming the affected person’s kin was knowledgeable in regards to the invoice each day. It stated in a press release that there was no medical negligence and all customary protocols have been adopted within the therapy of the affected person on the hospital. “We perceive the angst of the aggrieved dad and mom however wish to guarantee all and the household of the kid that there was no medical negligence or overcharging in the direction of the care of the kid as is being misrepresented within the social media, it stated.
Notably, earlier this 12 months, the Mamata Banerjee authorities had laid down a sequence of pointers for medical institutions to observe to keep away from harassment of sufferers in addition to their relations. In a gathering with authorities of personal hospitals and nursing houses, the Chief Minister had additionally pulled up a few of them and criticised their practices. “We’ve obtained complaints that some medical institutions are indulging in practices that are unacceptable. The value of 1 medication is charged a number of occasions within the invoice. Some hospitals are charging exorbitant payments “Sufferers have additionally complained that they have been admitted to ICU with no robust motive. These practices ought to come to an finish,” CM Banerjee had stated.