Complaint / review / scam report
Lifeline Hospitals, Chennai
Pathetic hospitalization and fees

Hi,

It was during 2nd week of Aug 08. My friend had a mild stomach pain for a long time and we went to meet the doctor. The doctor referred us to Lifline hospitals since there was a doubtful symptoms for an appendicitis. We reached the hospital and immediately my friend was taken to the emergency ward. After consultation by Dr.J S Rajkumar, they asked us to get admitted and take up a CT scan. By this time the stomach pain had reduced and it was nearly normal. So when we hesitated to get admitted, they said it is 90% confirmed appendicitis, and only the CT scan can confirm it. We had to beleive the doctors and so my friend was admitted. The CT scan was completed and they started giving IV drip fluids and antibiotics. We were waiting for a long time for the scan results to come and after running several times, we got the results and it showed that my friend didnt have any problem and was normal. But even then, they did not stop the drips until morning and we were sitting unnecessarily for the whole night and until next afternoon for the doctor to come and discharge. After some quarrel and arguments, the doctor came around 1 pm for morning consultation of the patients. He said we can be discharged. When we asked the hospital people for getting discharged, they said the isurance is not cleared yet and we need to wait for one more day. Finally after arguing they asked us to pay the bill and so we can leave immediately. We asked for the bills and it was given for Rs. 13, 000/- plus medical expenses. We argued and asked whether they charge 13, 000 Rs for a simple stomach pain. But in vain and we had to make all the settlements after so many quarrels and arguments. Its so pathetic. Is there anyone who came help the middle class people from these type of pathetic hospitalizations??
Author: Fahd M N


Offender: Lifeline Hospitals, Chennai

Country: India   State: All India

Category: Miscellaneous

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