Haryana

FORTIES HOSPITAL ROW OVER 16 LACS BILL: VIJ TO SEND PROPOSAL TO NADDA BARRING PRIVATE HSOPITALS ON OVERBILLING

November 22, 2017 06:00 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

With a view to keep check on cases similar to the case of overbilling that took place in Fortis Hospital, Gurugram, the Haryana Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij said that he would speak to the Union Health Minister, Mr J. P. Nadda for bringing a proposal under which no private hospital could overbill the patients.

The Minister said that he had constituted a three-member committee under the chairmanship of Additional Director General (Health) to investigate the matter and submit its report at the earliest. This team would visit the hospital and seek detailed information about medicines, treatment given to the girl by doctors, reasons for her death, bill details, and also find out whether the girl had dengue or not. He said that strict action would be taken if the hospital was found guilty in the report.

He said that the treatment of dengue was free of cost in all the government hospitals of the state, but, its treatment even in private hospitals could not cost up to Rs 16 lakh. He said that he will not allow the private hospitals to loot patients like this and necessary action would be taken in this direction.

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