Medanta: Gurugram: Medanta refunds Rs 16 lakh dengue invoice, boy’s dad drops grievance | Gurgaon Information


NEW DELHI/GURGAON: The daddy of a seven-year-old boy who succumbed to dengue final yr has withdrawn his grievance of overcharging in opposition to Medanta after the hospital reimbursed him your entire value of remedy: Rs 15.9 lakh.
In a press convention on Thursday afternoon, Gopendra Singh Parmar stated this was doable due to the intervention of BJP MP Manoj Rajoria and the Union well being ministry. Gopendra shared a letter dated March 1, written by Om Prakash Sharma, further personal secretary to well being minister JP Nadda, to Medanta chairman Dr Naresh Trehan.
Within the letter, written on a authorities letterhead, Sharma talked about that Gopendra’s household was very poor and urged Trehan to take a compassionate view and reimburse the remedy value. The letter additionally talked about that the request had come from Rajoria, who represents Karauli-Dhaulpur in Rajasthan the place Gopendra is predicated. At that time of time, nonetheless, the medical board constituted by the state authorities was nonetheless probing Gopendra’s grievance.
The board submitted its report on March 5, 4 days after Sharma’s letter to Medanta.
“Is it doable and correct for the central authorities to intervene within the matter when an inquiry is happening?” requested Jayant Singh, who misplaced his seven-year-old daughter Adya final yr, and had filed a case of medical negligence in opposition to Fortis. Jayant was additionally current on the press convention. Whereas Sharma couldn’t be contacted for a remark, sources within the well being ministry advised TOI the extra personal secretary to the well being minister had merely forwarded a request from the MP, Rajoria. “It was the MP who wrote for intervention from the well being ministry,” stated an official. Medanta didn’t reply to requests for a remark.
Gopendra, an LIC agent, stated he needed to mortgage his home to pay for his son Saurya Pratap’s remedy. “I accepted the cash as a result of I am poor and do not have the means to struggle a authorized battle in court docket. I’ve mortgaged my home and have one other little one to feed,” he stated.
His resolution to simply accept the cheque was additionally influenced by a collection of disappointments since he filed his grievance final yr after Saurya handed away on November 22.
On December 22, Gopendra stated he managed to register a grievance in opposition to Medanta at Gurgaon’s Sadar police station after the SHO on the time, Vijay Kumar, stored him ready for 4 hours. Met with full silence after that, he filed one other grievance on December 30, this time with the PM, Nadda, Cupboard minister Maneka Gandhi, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, registrars of the Delhi and Haryana medical councils and the Medical Council of India.
Gopendra stated he additionally visited Chandigarh twice after his grievance was forwarded there, however was advised by officers “the photocopier is damaged, so we could not obtain the grievance or work on it”.


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