Billed 18 Lakhs By Fortis Hospital, Alleges Family Of 7-Year-Old Who Died
NEW DELHI: The parents of a seven-year-old girl who died of dengue after a fortnight at Gurgaon’s Fortis hospital allege that they were allowed to take their child’s body only after they paid a Rs. 18 lakh bill that included the cost of 2,700 gloves. “Please provide me details…We will take all the necessary action,” Union Health Minister JP Nadda tweeted on Monday.
Little Adya, admitted to Fortis on August 31 with severe dengue, died on September 14. Her parents, who live in Dwarka in south west Delhi, allege that the hospital kept her on the ventilator for three days even though she had stopped responding to treatment.
The Health Minister promised action in response to a tweet by a family friend that has gone viral.
SOURCE – NDTV
Government to investigate hospital that allegedly charged over Rs 15 lakh to treat child with dengue
The Health Ministry on Monday decided to look into allegations that Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurugram swindled the family of a seven-year-old dengue patient. The hospital allegedly charged the girl’s parents more than Rs 15 lakh for 15 days of treatment, and she did not even survive at the end of it.
Following a series of tweets from a family friend, Union Health Minister JP Nadda sought details about the matter and said that the government would investigate and take necessary action.
SOURCE – SCROLL.IN