Complaints over extreme billing, mismanagement has led to cancellation of 10 Telangana hospitals’ licences to deal with COVID-19 sufferers.
The Office of Director of Public Health and Family Welfare of Telangana on Saturday additionally issued notices to 79 hospitals after it obtained 115 complaints over the problem.
A girl was compelled to shift her Covid constructive son on non-invasive ventilator assist from a non-public hospital to the government-run Koti Hospital at Hyderabad as she was billed Rs 1 lakh per day on the personal facility. The girl mentioned she couldn’t pay the cash even after promoting her home.
“We are poor. We simply could not afford it. So I moved him here,” mentioned Pochamma.
The Telangana authorities has capped charges to be charged by hospitals for various Covid therapy protocols. However, hospitals seem like violating the identical.
Virinchi Hospitals misplaced its licence to deal with Covid sufferers for the second time, on this event over a criticism of medical negligence.
On Thursday, kin of a affected person barged into the hospital and allegedly attacked the physician who had handled a 35-year-old Covid affected person, Vamsi Krishna. He died in the identical hospital two weeks later.
“Why did they offer sturdy steroids, incorrect medicines to my brother when he solely had a light illness? Why did they provide to refund our cash?” Sashi Vangala, sister of Vamsi Krishna, requested.
A police case has been filed in opposition to the 16 individuals who allegedly assaulted the physician.