Exorbitant bill: Hospital in Hyderabad loses permission for Covid treatment


Hyderabad: Director of Public Health and Family Welfare Dr. G Srinivas Rao on Monday revoked the permission given to Deccan Hospital, Somajiguda for treating Covid-19 patients.

“No new Covid-19 patients shall be admitted by the hospital and no inconvenience should be caused to already admitted patients and they have to be treated as per ceilings fixed by the Government. If it is found that the hospital is not following these orders, then the Government will be compelled to cancel the license issued to the hospital,” Dr. Rao said in his order.

The permission was revoked as per provisions of the Telangana Allopathic Private Medical Care Establishments (Registrations and Regulation) Act-2002 and Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897.

The decision came in the wake of a detailed enquiry report from District Medical and Health Officer (DM&HO), Hyderabad, which said the hospital had flouted the price ceilings that were fixed by the State government.

Earlier, the State government had ordered the DM&HO to conduct a detailed enquiry over complaints made by a youngster who alleged that the hospital had inflated medical bills and charged Rs. 40 lakh from them while treating a Covid-19 patient.

The youngster Radhesh, from Malleswaram, also alleged that the hospital demanded that the family should clear the medical bills first failing which they would not release the body of his father, who had died of Covid-19.

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