#WhatTheHealth: Fortis charges Rs. 36 lakh for 42 days' treatment
There seems to be more trouble for Gurugram's Fortis Memorial Research Institute, as another complaint of overcharging has been lodged against it. It relates to a 60-year-old patient, Bhim Singh who was admitted to the ICU at Fortis last year. The hospital had allegedly overcharged the patient's family members, handing them over a bill of Rs. 36.68 lakh for 42 days' treatment. Here's more.
Complaint will be probed: Civil Surgeon Rajora
The complaint by Bhim Singh's family against has reportedly been submitted to the Gurugram district health department. Dr. BK Rajora, the Gurugram Chief Medical Officer, has reportedly confirmed the receipt of the complaint. Dr. Rajora said that they would probe the complaint.
Fortis denies allegations; says billed amount was Rs. 23L
Singh's uncle, Sukhbir, alleged he underwent a successful surgery for his gallbladder stone at Gurugram's Park Hospital. Later, the doctors said Singh had a swelling in the brain, and he was paralyzed. Park Hospital didn't have the required equipment; they referred Singh to Fortis. Sukhbir said Fortis charged Rs. 36.68L but his condition didn't improve. However, Fortis claimed the billed amount was Rs. 23.37L.
What does Fortis say?
Fortis Healthcare said: "Singh was brought in a critical state and with ventilator support. The final billed amount is not for management of a simple renal stone. Rather, it is reflective of the effective clinical management of multiple life-threatening complications."Share this timeline