In yet another move, Telangana State government said to have cancelled the Covid Treatment permission to another corporate hospital in the city owing to the allegations of exploiting Covid patients.
According to the initial reports, the Directorate of Public Health has banned the Virnichi Hospital at the Road No.12 x roads in Banjara Hills from treating the Corona patients henceforth following the flood of complaints against the hospital for its high charges to treat the corona patients. “It was found during an inquiry that the hospital has been charging Covid patients at Rs One lakh per day. This is a pure violation of the government’s order of not charging more than Rs 10,000 a day”, an official said.
Addressing the media here earlier in the day, Minister for Health Etela Rajender hinted that similar action will be taken against 8 more Corporate hospitals yet on similar allegations. He fired at the Corporate hospitals for exploiting the patients at this hour of Crisis. “This is not a time to earn money from the sufferers. Treating a Corona patient will hardly cost Rs1000 but collecting lakhs of rupees from is not correct. Let them not do business with Corona”, said the Minister.