Case of unwarranted billing against JK Fortis hospital

Case of unwarranted billing against JK Fortis hospital

JK Fortis hospital has been accused of fraud.

Case of unwarranted billing against JK Fortis hospital

JK Fortis hospital in Shobhagpura has been accused of administering unwarranted billing. Reportedly hospital management raised unnecessary additional bill to a family who claims that the patient had passed away much earlier. As per news, the patient died during treatment.

Family of the deceased reported that they were informed much later and the hospital raised a bill for 2 days which accounted to 1.25 lakhs. Sister of the deceased said that her brother was admitted to JK Fortis hospital on 10th November. The treating doctor said that the patient was suffering from Dengue and would recover within 4 to 5 days.  She said that she paid Rs 40,000 to the hospital on 16th November.

The very next day the family was informed that the patient was also suffering from Swine-flu. After this he was sent to ICU. As per the FIR lodged this Tuesday, the patient had died but the family members were not informed. They were informed much later and an additional bill of Rs. 1.25 lakhs was raised.

As per police officials, a case of fraud has been registered against the hospital. Investigations are on.

(media reports)

Update: We have received a statement on the matter from Fortis JK Hospital, Udaipur – as follows:

“We empathize with the family of the deceased in this grave moment of grief and mourning. The 45-year-old patient Sher Ali was admitted on 10th November 2017 with complaints of fever, nausea, vomiting and weakness. Upon further investigation at the hospital, it was confirmed that he was dengue positive. An X Ray confirmed that there was fluid accumulation in his lungs, a serious medical condition known as pulmonary edema. Due to respiratory distress, the patient was shifted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) support and medications were administered as per standard treatment protocol. The patient developed Dengue Shock syndrome and was managed as per clinical guidelines. However, the condition of the patient further deteriorated and went into a cardiac arrest on early morning of 18th November 2017. We are deeply saddened that despite the best efforts of our doctors, the patient could not be saved.”

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