<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The family of Saurya Pratap said it will approach the Union Health Ministry for action against “inflated medical bills” slapped by Gurugram’s Medanta Hospital for the treatment of the seven-year-old boy who died on Wednesday.The hospital billed a Dholpur-based insurance agent Rs 15.88 lakh for the child’s 22-day dengue treatment. The father, Gopendra Singh, said he mortgaged his house to pay the bill but did not have money for further treatment. He took his son to RML Hospital in Delhi where he died. “We have lost our child and no one can understand the pain. We will not let this matter get buried. We will also register a police case and want our system to take stringent action. These private hospitals must be taught a lesson so that no other parent loses his child,” said Singh.This follows shock and anger on Monday when it emerged that the parents of a seven-year-old girl, who died of dengue at Gurugram’s Fortis hospital, were billed Rs 16 lakh for 15 days of treatment.In the latest case, the family said the hospital kept the child with false promises, saying that it would reduce the bill amount.The parents said Medanta was not even their choice.

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Medanta inflated bill case: ‘We lost our child, won’t let this matter get buried,’ says aggrieved father