Arbitrary in Meerut: illegal recovery in the name of oxygen and medicine in private hospitals even after CM’s warning
Sector magistrates have been appointed by the District Magistrate in the city to solve the problem of private hospitals. All the sector magistrates were also picking up the phone of the people on the notice of CM’s visit. Problems were also being resolved, but now the PRO of the Sector Magistrate is picking up the phone.
Private hospitals in Meerut are not stopping arbitrarily amid the Corona epidemic. Even after CM Yogi Adityanath’s visit, hospitals are charging arbitrary rates from patients. Up to 20 thousand medicines are being ordered from the patient in one day. Claims are being made to install four oxygen cylinders in two days. Up to Rs 3500 is being charged in the name of the cylinder. Alam is that if someone is collecting money by pledging the house for the treatment of his loved ones, then due to non-payment of the bill, the timidar is being seated in the gallery.
Case one: Raising 74 thousand rupees
by mortgaging the house, the family members of Varsha, resident of Garh Road Kamalpur, raised money for treatment by mortgaging the house. Sonu and Pawan Gurjar said that the hospitals are not paying the surety bills. The raw bill is also shown by adding different charges. Nursing charge 2500, NIBP charge 2500, drip charge 200, doctor visit 2000 are shown in a private hospital located in Baghpat road.
7200 rupees per day of such total recovery is being charged without oxygen. The bill of medicines has been made for 30 thousand rupees. The six-day bill has been given Rs 1.08 lakh. The victims were now discharged from the hospital in a sick condition and taken home.
Case two: If the bill is not given, then
Gunjan, a resident of Sainik Vihar, is associated with Naturopathy. She was admitted to the Kovid Hospital on Rohata Road six days ago. Gunjan said that the six-day hospital has billed Rs 1.03 lakh. A cash withdrawal of 3500 rupees is taken for a single Remedesivir injection. The treatment is stopped when the bill is not paid in full and he is seated in the gallery. The victim has complained over the phone to the District Magistrate.
Gangesharan, resident of Maliana , recovered from oxygen cylinder for Rs 3500, was admitted to a private hospital in Baghpat Road. The hospital made a raw bill of 42 thousand for two days. Timardar Akash told that in two days, the patient was asked to install four oxygen cylinders.
3500 rupees of a cylinder was added to the bill. Along with this, illegal recovery is being done in the name of other services including ICU. A complaint was made to Sector Magistrate Sandeep Srivastava, but no help has been received.
Case Four: Death of the patient due to lack of money
Javed resident of Muradnagar was admitted to the hospital at Garh Road. To keep the patient in the hospital for one day, the hospital management recovered Rs 20 thousand and got medicines worth Rs 14 thousand. Due to very expensive expenses, Timardar rushed him to another hospital, but he died there. Shadab said that the medicines worth seven thousand rupees have survived, but the medical store operator is refusing to take back the medicine.
Sector Magistrates have been appointed by the District Magistrate in the city to solve the problem of private hospitals, which are not picking up after the CM’s visit . All the sector magistrates were also picking up the phone of the people on the notice of CM’s visit. Problems were also being resolved, but now the PRO of the Sector Magistrate is picking up the phone.
Complaint with DM took 1.44 bill instead of 2.18 lakh,
Vinod, a resident of Indranagar in Brahmapuri, died in a hospital on Garh Road. A bill of 2.18 lakhs was made by the hospital. Deepak, a relative of the merchant, opposed it. When there was a ruckus, the family members warned against taking the dead body on the main road.
A complaint was made to the Joint Trade Union President Ajay Gupta and Minister Sudhanshu Maharaj. Ajay apprised the District Magistrate in this regard. On DM’s instructions, the hospital gave a revised bill of Rs 1.44 lakh to the next of kin. On paying the bill, the hospital management handed over the dead body to the next of kin.
Arbitrary will not be tolerated
, continuous action is being taken to collect more bills. If a magistrate is not picking up the phone, it will be investigated. The arbitrariness of private hospitals will not be tolerated. – K. Balaji, DM
By amar ujala news