Rs 15.88 lakh charged for 21 days: Father of deceased seven-month-old files complaint against Medanta

A month after the death of a seven-year-old due to dengue, the father has filed a case against Medanta Hospital in Gurugram for overcharging during treatment.

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After a serious of medical negligence and overcharging cases in NCR hospitals, a new case on Saturday emerged of a Gurugram hospital inflicting huge amount of bill for treatment.

A month after the death of a seven-year-old boy due to dengue, his father has filed a case against Medanta Hospital in Gurugram for overcharging during treatment. He alleged that the Gurugram hospital charged him around Rs 15. 88 lakh for his son's treatment.

"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," father of the deceased told ANI.

However, after staying there for weeks and as the minor's condition deteriorated, the Medanta Hospital authorities asked the patient's family to shift him to a government hospital where the seven-year-old passed away.

"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 Govt hospital, so we shifted him there," the father said.

The FIR was registered at the Gurgaon's Sadar police station against the hospital authorities. 

"Complaint received at Police Station Sadar yesterday, complainant has leveled allegation on Medanta Hospital (Gurugram), their child suffering from dengue was admitted in the hospital, huge bill penalty was imposed on them. Investigation is underway," said Gurugram Police.



In another incident of overcharging, parents of a seven-year old girl, who died on November 21 of Dengue Shock Syndrome (DSS), had accused the Fortis hospital in Gurugram of charging Rs 16 lakh for the 15-day treatment.

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