As the second phase of COVID-19 takes a serious turn, the focus is once again on the exorbitant fee charged by some private hospitals dedicated to treating individuals affected by the virus.
The meeting, which was held on Sunday by the Deputy Prime Minister K. Narayanaswamy, the Panchayat Raj Minister Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy and the district collector M. Hari Narayanan, among others, focused on the subject of “fleece” by exploiting the precarious situation .
Mr. Ramachandra Reddy did not chop up any words and warned the hospital management that they must take action for such action.
“We have also received complaints about hospitals charging exorbitant fees for remdesivir injections. They (hospitals) should take the opportunity offered by the government to serve the patients, but not tease them, ”he said.
He called it unfortunate to bill patients between £ 25,000 and £ 50,000 on behalf of treatment.
The minister also asked officials to report the result on the same day that the swab sample was taken.
‘Increase bed strength’
Although the SVIMS and Ruia Hospital in Tirupati, the District Hospitals in Chittoor and Madanapalle, the Hospitals in Srikalahasti and Kuppam, and the Renikalunta Railway Hospital had 1,971 beds, 294 of which were equipped with a ventilator, the bed thickness should be increased Mr. Narayanaswamy.
Of the 420,582 samples tested so far this year, 22,155 were found non-positive, Hari Narayanan said.
MPs (Chittoor) N. Reddeppa, Legislators B. Karunakar Reddy and B. Madhusudhan Reddy, MCT Commissioner PS Girisha and Superintendent of Police (Tirupati Urban) chap. Venkata Appala Naidu also took part.
The collector later made a surprising visit to the Ayurvedic hospitals SVIMS, Ruia and SV, where he urged a strengthening of triage.