Tribune Information Service
Bathinda, Could 22
Non-public hospitals proceed to fleece Covid sufferers within the area regardless of the district Well being Division having raided three such services and seized information a couple of days in the past. Motion is but to be initiated towards any of those hospitals.
A well being staff had raided World Hospital after members of the family of a Covid affected person alleged overcharging. The criticism was additionally despatched to the Well being Minister.
Equally, Ivy Hospital on the Mansa street allegedly demanded cash from the household of a affected person to launch the physique. The hospital withheld the physique after the household expressed incapacity to pay the cash. Later, farm union members reached the hospital and threatened to stage a protest, following which the hospital gave the physique to the household.
A well being staff additionally performed a raid on Max Hospital following a criticism of overcharging.
SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal urged the state authorities to take strict motion towards non-public hospitals discovered fleecing Covid sufferers. He mentioned in a single such case, a non-public hospital claiming Rs 4 lakh dues had not launched three our bodies although Rs 6 lakh had been paid for his or her therapy.
Deputy Commissioner B Srinivasan mentioned the district administration would take strict motion beneath the Epidemic Illnesses Act towards any hospital/ physician discovered exploiting Covid sufferers. The federal government was empowered to close the erring hospital or take management of the ability, he mentioned.
The DC mentioned some black sheep within the system have been dishonest individuals by benefiting from the pandemic. He warned of strict motion in the event that they did not cease fleecing sufferers.
He mentioned state and district-level committees would quickly conduct an audit of the therapy of Covid-19 sufferers at non-public hospitals. Complaints is also filed on helpline quantity ‘104’ of the Well being Division and DC’s workplace.