Covid Task Force formed to check Private hospitals fleecing patients

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Senior IAS officer Rahul Bojja - File Photo

Consequent to the announcement made by the Chief Minister on the floor of the house with regard to keep a check on the continued fleecing of Covid patients by the Private hospitals, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar on Thursday issued a GO No.393 constituting a 3-member Task Force Committee headed by a senior IAS officer Rahul Bojja.

The other two members include Sarfaraz Ahmad and D Divya. A meeting to this effect was also conducted by the CS today. The CS instructed the task force committee to oversee the working of private hospitals in the treatment of covid-19 patients besides verifying whether the maximum rates stipulated by the government are being adhered to by the private hospitals.  The committee will also verify whether Covid-19 treatment and safety protocols are being adhered to by private hospitals.

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The Task Force will report the matter to CS on a daily basis whereas the CS would, in turn, will send the reports to the floor leaders of all political parties on a weekly basis.

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