“My Daughter was Braindead, Fortis Still Treated her for 15 Days”

The family of the 7-year-old admitted at Fortis claims the child was given 500 injections in 15 days.

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On 31 August, a seven-year-old was brought to Fortis Memorial Institute in Gurgaon for treatment. The child was suffering Dengue Shock Syndrome, a syndrome caused by the same virus that causes dengue. It affects children under the age of 10 and is marked by bleeding, shock and abdominal pain.

With the consent of the family, the child left the hospital LAMA (Leave Against Medical Advice) after being on constant ventilator support until 14 September. She died soon after. The family claims they were charged Rs 200 for a sugar strip that is available for Rs 13 in the market.

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The family further said that the child was given 500 injections in 15 days. The case came to light when a friend of the family tweeted about the exorbitant cost.

The Haryana government, on Tuesday, 21 November, ordered a probe into the allegations against the hospital, soon after the state was asked by the Union Health Ministry to urgently look into the case. Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said in Chandigarh that a senior state officer would investigate the matter.

Read the full story here – Rs 15L Bill for 15 Days of Dengue: Fortis at Fault, or Healthcare?

Video Editor: Mohd Irshad

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