Grurgram : A prominent Gurugram Hospital has been accused of charging an exorbitant amount from the family of a dengue victim. The seven-year-old victim Adya Singh, who died due to dengue, was admitted to Gurugram’s Fortis Hospital and Kept in the ICU for 15 days. Adya’s parents claim the hospital charged them Rs 16 lakh. They allege that the hospital kept the child much longer at the hospital than was needed to inflate the bill but still faied to save her. Adya’s father Jayant Singh said the doctors kept her daughter despite knowing that her brain had been damaged and he also said that he continuously asked for an MRI test, but the doctors deferred the same to conceal the real condition of his daughter. Singh said that after his persistent requests, the doctors at the Fortis Hospital finally conducted an MRI test, telling them that nothing could be done as 80 per cent of her brain was dead. Her mother alleged that the doctors gave her false hope that they wanted to try and revive her. After her death, the hospital allegedly cited the Leaving Against Medical Advice (LAMA) rules to deny the family the death certificate. Jayant has demanded a thorough investigation in the matter. He said that laws must be changed if required to, as he doesn’t want other parents to suffer like them.
Union Health Minister JP Nadda has taken cognizance of the matter; he has sought a report on the matter and has asked the home secretary to investigate the matter. Haryana minister Anil Vij has also promised action if the hospital is found to be guilty. However, Fortis Hospital issued a statement saying that they followed all the medical guidelines and procedures during Adya Singh’s treatment.