Gurugram: Fortis Hospital bills deceased dengue patient’s parents Rs 18 lakh in 15 days

Gurugram: Fortis Hospital bills deceased dengue patient’s parents Rs 18 lakh in 15 days

By: || Updated: 21 Nov 2017 04:38 PM

Gurgaon-based Fortis Hospital charged a Delhi couple over a lakh rupees per day for fifteen days after they admitted their 7-year-old daughter, Adya, to the hospital for treatment of dengue.

NEW DELHI: In a shocking incident, Gurugram-based Fortis Hospital charged a Delhi couple over a lakh rupees per day for fifteen days after they admitted their 7-year-old daughter, Adya, to the hospital for treatment of dengue.

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Adya was declared dead on September 15.

"The hospital in the bill showed that 2,700 gloves and 600 syringes were used in 15 days during her treatment. They even charged us for the cloth they wrapped our daughter in after she died. The hospital charged us Rs. 4 lakh for medicines," Deepti, Adya's mother, said.

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Adya was detected with Dengue in August and admitted to Rockland Hospital in Dwarka Sector 12. After five days she was shifted from Rockland Hospital to Fortis Hospital in Gurugram, where the 7-year-old was immediately put on a ventilator without informing her parents.

"We thought the hospital will tell us before putting her on a ventilator but were not informed," Deepti said.

After being put on a ventilator, Adya's condition deteriorated as her brain and kidneys got affected.

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Union Health Minister J P Nadda on Tuesday sought a "detailed report" from the hospital. The minister, who termed the incident "very unfortunate", said he had also asked the health secretary to look into the case.

"The government has taken cognizance of the case. I've enquired from the hospital authorities and asked them to submit a detailed report to the health ministry," he told reporters on the sidelines of a health conference in New Delhi.

"I've also asked the health secretary to look into the case, and based on the report, we will take the needed action," he said.



A Twitter user also tweeted with the details of Fortis Hospital's bill.

"One of my batchmate's 7 year old was in @fortis_hospital for ~15 days for Dengue. Billed 18 lakhs including for 2700 gloves. She passed away at the end of it," he Tweeted about Adya.





He also said that the parents "kept insisting on MRI/CT Scan to check if she was even alive since she was on ventilator since day 5." The doctors kept delaying it.







He claimed that sugar strips, which are available at Rs. 13 per strip at Fortis Healthcare website were billed at Rs. 200 per strip.



"Started with Meropenem at INR 500 per strip, then realized the family is not protesting much, so pumped up to another brand at 7 times the price," he said.



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