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A seven year old girl was undergoing the treatment for dengue in Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) in Gurugram. She was admitted for two weeks before she breathed her last breath. The family of the seven year old girl has alleged the hospital of charging Rs 18 lakhs for the treatment of dengue through social media.
The family has accused the hospital to be very insensitive towards the girl and the post and they have made the family of the girl to even pay for the clothes she was wearing last before her death. The details of the matter for further necessary action has been sought by the Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda.
According to the Facebook post of the girl’s father she was first admitted to a Hospital in Dwarka where she was not been properly taken care of and was referred to be shifted to Fortis. The Hospital for shifting of patient did not even arrange for the ambulance.
The post further suggested that the girl was admitted in FMRI for 15 dreadful days and after 15 days the hospital suggested that MRI is to be done as the brain of the girl has been damaged beyond repair. The Hospital further suggested to remove the girl from the ventilator and take her home so that the hospital cannot be blamed for the death of girl from dengue in their hospital premises.
The post further stated that the hospital overcharged them for syringe and strips as well. The strip which bears a price of Rs 13 per strip was charged at the price of Rs 240 per strip. Hospital however has declined all the allegations against it and has stated that the girl was removed against the medical advice and the doctors followed the standard medical practice and guidelines to treat the patient at their best.