The big medical insurance loot

Kurla resident Komal Patel (name changed) had a kidney stone problem and needed to undergo lithotripsy — a non-invasive procedure which breaks up small kidney stones using shockwaves. Patel’s doctor told her that lithotripsy would not cost her more than Rs30,000, but the 60-year-old was in for a shock when Kohinoor hospital in Kurla charged her Rs84,000 for the procedure alone. Read more