‘Notice’ under Allopathic Act for 64 private hospitals in Telangana: The Director of Public Health.
State Director of Public Health Dr. G Srinivasa Rao said 88 complaints had been received against 64 hospitals for charging more than the fees prescribed by the government for corona treatment. Notices were issued to the respective hospitals on Thursday and they were directed to give an explanation within 48 hours.
He was speaking at a media conference in Hyderabad on Thursday. It was clarified that the explanations would be examined by a special committee on complaints and action would be taken against the respective hospitals if they were found to have violated the regulations.
It was revealed that strict action will be taken from the revocation of the permit for corona treatment to the revocation of the permission given for the management of the hospital, and Notice under Allopathic Act. The highest number of complaints were received in Hyderabad district (39), Medchal-Malkajgiri (22), Rangareddy (15), Warangal-Urban (7), Sangareddy (two), Mahabubnagar, Nizamabad, and Bhonagiri. He said some hospitals had received more than one complaint, with the highest number of six complaints coming from one hospital in Kukatpally.
He said that besides the high bills, other types of complaints were also received and were being looked into. People are advised to lodge a complaint via WhatsApp to 91541 70960 on violations of the rules of private hospitals. The state minister said KTR was also registering complaints received on Twitter.
Signs of reduced corona
Dr. Srinivasa Rao said that the corona was declining. He recalled that the declining number of new cases coming daily, rising number of recovering persons, declining bed occupancy, and declining number of people with symptoms in the second phase fever survey were signs of a decrease in the severity of covid-19 in the state. He said that the fever survey had yielded good results and the Center had taken it as an ideal.
Permission for black fungus drugs
He said that private hospitals were allowed to buy black fungus drugs directly from the manufacturers. Alternative medications should also be used in treatment and relatives of patients should be warned not to run unnecessarily.
Special drive from today
The DH said it was conducting a special drive from Friday to vaccinate those identified as super-spreaders. He attributed the shortage of the vaccine to low production, though the state government was trying to procure it through global tenders. He said he had already received a good response from AstraZeneca and Sputnik and hoped that there would be more response by June 4, when tenders close. The state is expected to have a surplus of vaccines by the end of July.
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