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NRI woman lodges plaint against corporate hospitals in Telangana

She claimed that she was forced to pay up Rs1.2 crore as medical bill for her mother’s liver transplantation and treatment.

Published: 17th June 2018 04:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th June 2018 04:38 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Leveling allegations of “medical kidnapping” against two hospitals including a city-based corporate hospital, a NRI woman on Saturday lodged a complaint with Hyderabad police seeking inquiry and action against the hospital management. She claimed that she was forced to pay up Rs 1.2 crore as medical bill for her mother’s liver transplantation and treatment.

The woman, Parul Bhasin Verma, a resident of Atlanta, US, and native of Delhi, tweeting to city Police official’s twitter handle, said her mother was admitted in the hospitals’ ICU for more than 100 days during which the two private hospitals asked her to pay an average of around `1 lakh per day.

“My 51-year-old mother contracted multiple infections and ultimately succumbed. During the whole debacle which spanned over four months, my family spent close to `1.2 crore to fill the pockets of these greedy hospitals and doctors who only cared about their leisure, ego and profits...,” Parul Bhasin Verma said in her complaint.

However, she did not mention in her post if the family was explained about cost of the treatment and if the hospital gave any reasons for charging `1 lakh per day. When contacted, Parul Bhasin sought time till Monday to respond and said she needs to gather some more facts.

City police has also sought more details from the complainant and would verify facts of the case. On the other hand, the city-based hospital in question denied any wrongdoing on their part.

Bhasin also alleged that a woman, Jyotsna Verma, liver transplant consultant, charged `1 lakh to share information about availability of donor. But, Dr Jyotsna denied the allegation and said she charged the money for enrolling patient’s name in Organ Transplantation Programmes in different states.

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