Regulate fees of private hospitals treating Covid-19 patients Gujarat HC


Since state-run hospitals are nearly full with Covid-19 sufferers, the bench burdened that the federal government ought to authorise extra non-public medical amenities to deal with such circumstances. (File Picture: PTI)

The Gujarat Excessive Court docket has requested the state authorities to take essential steps to manage the "exorbitant" charges charged by non-public hospitals that are authorised to deal with coronavirus sufferers.

The order was handed on Thursday by a division bench of Justices J B Pardiwala and Ilesh Vora which took suo motu (by itself) cognisance of reports reviews about numerous points associated to the coronavirus pandemic, together with excessive price of remedy in non-public hospitals.
The bench warned non-public hospitals towards charging excessive quantity for remedy of COVID-19 sufferers.

The HC, in its ruling, famous that some non-public hospitals authorised by the federal government to deal with coronavirus sufferers in Ahmedabad are charging charges "operating in lakhs of rupees and an strange man won't ever be capable of afford to avail satisfactory remedy from a personal hospital".
The bench directed the state authorities to make sure that non-public hospitals don't cost "exorbitant charges for the remedy of COVID-19 sufferers".

Since state-run hospitals are nearly full with COVID- 19 sufferers, the bench burdened that the federal government ought to authorise extra non-public medical amenities to deal with such circumstances.

The HC famous that price construction of such non-public hospitals "needs to be regulated by the state authorities for the aim of COVID-19 remedy".

"These are troublesome occasions and never the time to do enterprise and earn revenue. Medical companies are probably the most important service and personal hospitals can't demand lakhs of rupees from a affected person.

"Few non-public hospitals in Ahmedabad are demanding exorbitant charges operating in lakhs of rupees. That is completely unjustified and deserves to be deprecated," stated the excessive court docket.

Whereas asking the state to step in and "resolve the problem" instantly, the court docket even issued a warning to non-public hospitals.

The bench stated "If non-public hospitals don't budge and proceed to demand exorbitant quantity, then this court docket must take authorized motion, together with cancellation of licence".
Gujarat, which had recorded 9,592 coronavirus circumstances and 586 deaths until Might 14, is without doubt one of the states worst-hit by the viral an infection.
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