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Private Hospital in Ulhasnagar gets notice for overcharging COVID-19 patients

Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation has issued a show-cause notice to Sridevi Hospital for an alleged fraud of corona PPE kits and forcefully keeping the patients in the hospital.

Private Hospital in Ulhasnagar gets notice for overcharging COVID-19 patients
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In Mumbai and its neighbouring areas, many instances have been reported where private hospitals have overcharged patients undergoing treatment for COVID-19. It has been alleged that in the name of treatment of coronavirus patients, the hospitals charge lakhs of rupees. 

Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation has issued a show-cause notice to Sridevi Hospital for an alleged fraud of corona PPE kits and forcefully keeping the patients in the hospital.  

The Maharashtra government from time to time has issued instructions to the private hospitals to charge reasonable fees for the treatment of COVID-19. They have also issued notice to the hospitals that were found to be overcharging. Moreover, they have fixed the ceiling prices that the private hospitals can charge for the treatment of COVID-19 and that of ambulances.

Despite all this, there have been complaints of private hospitals overcharging patients. To keep a proper track on this and make sure that the rules are followed, the state government has now appointed a special team, Maharashtra Public Health Minister Rajesh Tope.

In Ulhasnagar, there are only 520 active cases and the recovery rate in the city is 91.36 per cent. As of August 10, the number of coronavirus cases in Ulhasnagar has reached 7,389 and the death toll remains at 184.

Maharashtra has been one of the worst-hit states in India due to the coronavirus pandemic with 5,24,513 cases. The death toll in the state has touched 18,050. In Mumbai, the number of coronavirus cases has reached 1,24,307 while the active cases remain 19,172. The death toll in the metropolitan has reached 6,845.

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