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After Fortis, another hospital accused of overcharging

After Fortis and Max, Medanta joins the list of disgraced medical institutions who have been accused of unethical practices. In a case similar to that of Fortis Hospital, the family of an eight-year-old boy suffering from dengue, who later died, was charged Rs 15.88 lakh for 21 days by Gurgaon’s Medanta Hospital. The child was referred to a different hospital after Medanta made the family shell out huge amount. Syringes for Rs 15.29 was charged at Rs 200! This is how Gurugram Fortis charged Adya’s parents over 1,208% more for medical devices

“We received a complaint at Police Station Sadar yesterday. The complainant has levelled the allegation on Gurgaon’s Medanta Hospital,” said Gurgaon Police PRO.

He added that their child was suffering from dengue and was admitted to the hospital, but was imposed with a huge bill penalty. Licence of Max Hospital-Shalimar Bagh cancelled over newborn death case.

Speaking to ANI, the grieving father of the deceased child said, “My child was there in the hospital for 21 days, the hospital gave us a bill of Rs 15.88 lakh. We had to request people for money; the hospital has looted us in the name of treatment.”
He added that when the doctors at Medanta Hospital felt that the child’s condition is such that he can no longer be kept there, “they pushed us to shift him to a government hospital, so we shifted him there.”

The investigation is underway.

Previously, two hospitals Fortis and Max were in the news for overcharging and medical negligence respectively. All the three cases deal with infant deaths and the cold callousness of the staff at these hospitals. This has focussed our attention towards such inhuman practices being carried out at these medical institutions.

Source: ANI
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