It is really a blow for the two private hospitals in the city as the civic chief has directed the Viveka Hospital situated in Subash Nagar and Seven Star Hospital situated in Jagnade square to refund Rs.23,96,050 lakh recovered excess from the Covid patients violating the rate fixed by the government. Viveka Hospital has recovered more amounts on refreshment charges, PPE kit. The hospital has recovered Rs.17.97050 lakh from more than 50 patients. Seven Star Hospital recovered an additional Rs.5.99 lakh from 26 patients.
Action has been taken against both hospitals under the Epidemic Diseases Act 1987 and others. The state public health department has issued an order on August 31, 2020 to fix the rate for Covid treatment and to determine the method of fee estimation for different cities. And it is found that listed hospitals were found recovering excess 23.96 lakh from Covid patients. Till now, private hospitals have returned additional Rs.30 lakh recovered from patients.