The Medanta hospital in Gurgaon has reportedly claimed a whopping Rs. 16 lakh for the treatment of a seven-year-old child. This occurs days after the Fortis hospital in Gurugram allegedly had charged huge amounts of a dengue patient there. The worst is that the child died in the RML Hospital, according to the DNA report. The victim was admitted to Medanta on October 30 and remained there for 22 days. After that, the parents changed the victim and took him to the RML Hospital, where he later died. The child was even admitted to the ICU at the Medanta hospital. Previously, Fortis Hospital billed about 15.6 lakh rupees for the two-week stay in the hospital, including 611 syringes and 1,546 pairs of gloves for the dengue patient. The news created riot and the Union Health Minister JP Nadda sought a report from the hospital authority.
After JP Nadda sought a detailed report, Fortis Hospital refuted allegations that he had overcharged, claiming that the patient's relative was informed about the bill. daily. He said in a statement that there was no medical malpractice and all standard protocols were followed in the treatment of the patient in the hospital. "We understand the anguish of aggrieved parents, but we would like to badure everyone and the child's family that there has been no medical malpractice or overcharging for the care of the child, as it is misrepresented in social networks," he said.  Notably, earlier this year, the government of Mamata Banerjee had established a set of guidelines for medical facilities to continue to prevent harbadment of patients and their family members. In a meeting with authorities of private hospitals and nursing homes, the prime minister also arrested some of them and criticized their practices. "We have received complaints that some medical facilities are engaging in practices that are unacceptable." The price of a drug is charged several times on the bill Some hospitals are charging exorbitant bills "Patients have also complained that they were admitted to the hospital. ICU without an important reason. These practices should come to an end, "said CM Banerjee.