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One of my batchmate's 7 year old was in @fortis_hospital for ~15 days for Dengue. Billed 18 lakhs including for 2700 gloves. She passed away at the end of it. Corrupt assholes.
More facts since people asked for it. Read thread and see snaps.

1. Charged for a whopping 660 syringes. They pumped a 7 year old with an average of ~40 syringes a day. Parents kept insisting on MRI/CT Scan to check if she was even alive since she was on ventilator since day 5
Doctors kept refusing and delaying scans citing ventilator despite repeated requests. CT scans are possible with ventilator. When the finally did, the brain damage was extensive.
Sugar strips - available at INR 13/strip on (Tada!) - Fortis Healthcare Website - billed at INR 200 per strip.
Started with Meropenem at INR 500 per strip, then realized the family is not protesting much, so pumped up to another brand at 7 times the price.
Hospital refusing to provide a daily breakup till date
If you think this was bad - read on. Worst yet to come.

After days of protest and bills piling up, Fortis refused discharge or death certificate. Technically, until the ventilator is on, the heart pumps and patient is not dead.
As a side conversation, they recommended a full body plasma transplant (~15-20 LAKH PROCEDURE) despite CT scan declaring 70% + brain damage. When the family asked the rationale when the case was already hopeless, they said the rest of the organs may recover
When the family disagreed, Fortis refused to release the patient, forced family to sign a "Leave-Against-Medical-Advice" form, and refused to provide ambulance since that would record a Dengue death at Fortis.
They asked the family to get an ambulance from another hospital (since death in their ambulance also counts as Death under Fortis care), the family had to do rounds of multiple hospitals to close this and finally, found one.
The final hospital declared the girl brought dead, thus apparently helping Fortis absolve their duties. As a closing stroke, after the family cleared the massive bills, Fortis asked the family to go back and pay for the gown the kid was wearing since her clothes wont fit. (Close)
As a footnote. The final count of gloves was ~1600. Nothing else changes in terms of the wrongdoing or the numbers - but just staying clean.
(The thread hereon being posted after almost 3.5 days of original post about #Fortis that went Viral. Read in FULL).

1) STOP calling my office or family or even me. You can follow the father @Jayantlko20 and join up on his FB page…
2)At no point have I stated all doctors as crooks. If you do, you dilute the matter to immature generalisations. It is a noble profession and your sweeping abuse tells your character more than theirs.
3)At no point have I stated Fortis killed the girl. I don’t think @Jayantlko20 has that opinion either although you can check with him yourself.
4)The entire point of the thread was to highlight the sheer apathy towards Adya and the family.
5)Medical distress is not the same as financial collapse or a social problem. Grit, patience and wisdom can only take you so far. In the end, biology wins. As common folks with little knowledge of a technical subject, we rely of doctors
6)In a situation such as this, when your loved one’s life is at stake, to be treated like cattle on an assembly line, with zero empathy, milked dry, then skinned and consumed for meat blows your dignity and self esteem to pieces.
7)As parents, we live and sacrifice a large part of our lives for our kids, and then to be objects of monetisation is evil beyond comprehension.
8)THAT is what has happened. The family was never given heads up on cost breakups (just totals), given false hopes of survival through expensive procedures, given infrequent updates, denied an ambulance for the body, and forced to sign LAMA.
9)This is not about the profit of a hospital, its about the pride of a father. This is not about the death. On the contrary, it’s about living with dignity. (Close)
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