Medanta Hospital charges parents of dead dengue patient over Rs 15 lakh

Father of the deceased child has said that the hospital had looted them in the name of the treatment. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 23, 2017, 02.57 PM (IST)

After a series of incidents disclosing medical negligence, a new case has revealed that a Gurugram hospital charged an exorbitant amount for dengue cure from parents of a child who died of the disease.

A complaint has been filed at the Sadar Police station levelling allegations against the Medanta hospital in Gurugram.

The parents have accused the hospital of imposing a huge bill penalty on them. 

They had admitted their child in the hospital for curing dengue. The child, however, succumbed to the disease.

The Gurugram police PRO has said that an investigation into the matter is underway.

Also read: Another girl dies in Delhi due to 'medical negligence'

 

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The father of the deceased child has said that the hospital had looted them in the name of the treatment. 

He said that his child was there in the hospital for 21 days. The hospital handed them a bill of Rs 15.88 lakh. 

He said they had to request people for money to pay the bill.

He added that the doctors pushed him to shift the child to a Government hospital after they felt that the child can no longer be kept in the hospital. 

He said, " When the doctors at Medanta felt that the child's condition is such that he can no longer be kept there, then they pushed us to shift him to a government hospital, so we shifted him there"

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Max Hospital at Shalimar Bagh recently faced ire after the hospital declared an alive baby as dead and handed over the baby to the parents in a polythene bag.

While Fortis hospital charged an exorbitant amount of Rs 16 lakh from parents of a deceased dengue patient. The hospital was not ready to hand over the body of the patient until the parents cleared the bill.