Gurgaon child dies of dengue, household alleges Medanta hospital overcharged


Gurgaon Police Saturday mentioned it has obtained a criticism from the mother and father of an eight-year-old boy, who died of dengue shock syndrome, alleging that Medanta-The Medicity overcharged them for the remedy of their baby. The hospital, nonetheless, mentioned the mother and father took the kid to a different hospital in opposition to medical recommendation.

Gurgaon Police PRO Ravinder Kumar mentioned, “The criticism was obtained at Sadar police station on Friday. The complainant has levelled allegations in opposition to Medanta… Their baby was admitted to the hospital and an enormous invoice was imposed on them. The investigation is underway.”

In accordance with the criticism, the kid, Saurya Pratap, was admitted to the hospital for 22 days. His mother and father then took him to RML hospital on November 19, the place he died.

Police, nonetheless, are but to transform the criticism into an FIR as they’re amassing crucial paperwork. “These shall be forwarded to the CMO workplace. We’ll await directions earlier than deciding the longer term plan of action,” the PRO mentioned.

Dr A Ok Dubey, Medical Superintendent at Medanta Hospital, mentioned, “We admitted the affected person on October 30… and found he had extreme and continual dengue-related problems. Over a 22-day keep at Medanta, we stabilised the affected person.” He mentioned the affected person left the hospital in opposition to medical recommendation.

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On allegations of overcharging, the hospital mentioned: “… We proactively shared the full price with the attendants. Even on the level of leaving in opposition to medical recommendation (LAMA), there was no disagreement on price with the affected person’s household. We really waived a portion of the fees.”


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