Telangana to behave in opposition to negligent hospitals and people fleecing sufferers

Naveen S Garewal 

Tribune News Service 

Hyderabad, July 30 

As increasingly individuals complain about hospitals charging a bomb and nonetheless not attending to COVID-19 sufferers, the state is considering strict motion in opposition to such non-public hospitals.

The authorities has reacted sharply after a younger man from Telangana revealed his horrible expertise of dropping each mother and father and cousin to COVID-19 amid alleging negligence by the workers of the non-public hospital the place they had been admitted for therapy. 

After the information unfold on social media, the Telangana Minister Okay Taraka Rama Rao (KTR), who can be the son of Chief Minister Okay Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) and dealing President of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has requested state Health Minister Eatela Rajender to take strict motion in opposition to the hospital. He additionally issued a stern warning to hospitals the place sufferers had been complaining of extreme medical billing and exploitation. 

The sturdy response got here after Anreddy Radhesh, hailing from Maheswaram mandal, Dubbacherla village took to Twitter and identified how attributable to lack of correct medical therapy and extreme billing by the non-public hospital he misplaced his father, mom and brother, all of whom had been admitted to a non-public hospital in Hyderabad. He himself examined constructive however was asymptomatic and was in house quarantine. 

Radhesh alleged that his household had already paid Rs 40 lakh for the three Covid-19 sufferers however the hospital was insisting to clear the remaining pending medical payments in order that his father’s physique could possibly be launched. 

KTR can be is Minister for Industry, Information Technology, Municipal Administration and Urban Development and really energetic on Twitter responded by saying, “Deeply anguished on hearing about the tragic loss of your family members. Exploitation in these times by private hospitals is deplorable and a shame. Request Health Minister Eatala Rajender to take strictest action against these irresponsible institutions (asap).”

Twitterati responded by saying the state authorities has did not verify the exploitation by non-public hospitals within the occasions of pandemic. They wished the federal government to take some concrete motion, as a substitute of constructing mere statements.  

Another incident has come to mild the place a police constable mentioned he misplaced his spouse after 5 non-public hospitals refused to confess her and even the state-run Gandhi Hospital denied her admission. Constable Lateef, beneath Rachakonda police commissionerate, narrated his expertise at a gathering organised to welcome 45 policemen who returned to responsibility after recovering from Covid.  

“I was helpless when my wife was struggling for oxygen and breathed his last in front of my eyes,” the policeman mentioned. Several cases have been reported the place of individuals have died within the strategy of being shifted from one hospital to a different. Some sufferers have additionally died on the street attributable to any assist for taking them to the hospital. 

The Telangana High Court has issued notices to the Central and state authorities and others for permitting non-public hospital exploitation going unchecked. The court docket issued the discover in response to a petition claiming that the federal government did not act in opposition to non-public hospitals charging exorbitantly from COVID-19 sufferers.

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