Hospitals, which charge high bills and misbehave in the name of treatment of seriously ill patients, have now come under the target of the government. To take action against such hospitals, the state cabinet and district in-charge minister Suresh Khanna had asked the DM to constitute a committee. The committee has now started scrutinizing the bills of these hospitals. The chairman of the committee, the municipal commissioner, said that if the matter of recovery of bills in excess of the prescribed fee came to light in their investigation, then action would be taken
Hospitals were accused of taking more money
Let us inform that from April 10, the second wave of corona had gained momentum in the district, which lasted for about a month. During this time most of the hospitals had put up beds full boards, there was a shortage of medicines and there was a shortage of oxygen. Due to this, many patients died outside the hospital due to non-availability of beds in the hospitals. At the same time, many patients died due to lack of oxygen and ventilators. During this, many hospitals treated the disaster as an opportunity and made a lot of recovery in the name of treatment of the patients. A hospital in Lohia Nagar refused to return the dead body of a patient who died for non-payment of the bill. Later the body was found after the intervention of Sihani Gate police. At the same time, there were allegations of many patients taking up to 50 thousand rupees for remdesivir injection and some without injecting, but writing on the patient’s slip (summary). Many hospitals recovered lakhs of rupees by adding separately the cost of PPE kit along with investigation and treatment.
DM formed a committee on the instructions of the minister
On the complaint of charging more than the prescribed fee in the hospitals, DM Dr. Ajay Shankar Pandey had constituted a team headed by an SDM level officer and directed the investigation. Here, on Tuesday, when the district in-charge minister Suresh Khanna arrived to review, many public representatives again accused the hospitals of looting. The leaders associated with the BJP said that the committee constituted by the administration is of PCS officers, while the operators of many hospitals are very effective. They are putting pressure on the officers, on which the minister in charge had instructed the DM to constitute a team under the leadership of a senior IAS. After this, the DM formed a team under the leadership of Municipal Commissioner Mahendra Singh Tanwar. ACM Vinay Singh, Municipal Health Officer Mithlesh and officers related to finance were included in this.
team started investigation
The chairman of the team, Municipal Commissioner Mahendra Singh Tanwar told that they have started the investigation of the bills, a list of the hospitals against which the allegations have been made, was prepared. A complete report of the investigation will be prepared and submitted to the DM on June 20. Action will be taken by the hospitals on the basis of the report.