According to a police complaint, the hospital collected 4 lakh as an advance to begin treating the deceased.
Kakinada City Police recorded criminal cases against the general manager and manager of Sai Sudha Hospital (Kakinada) for charging ₹ 14 lakh to treat a COVID-19 patient and other violations of COVID-19 treatment guidelines.
Dr. Vadrevu Ravi, the hospital’s executive director, is president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA-Kakinada).
The family members of O. Satyanarayana who died of COVID-19 during hospital treatment submitted to the Joint Collector Ch. Kirthi. The family filed a complaint with the Kakinada City Police.
According to the police report, the hospital collected 4 lakh as an advance to begin treating the deceased.
III-Town CI SR Koteswara Rao told The Hindu on June 11, “cases were made against Dr. Vadrevu Ravi and Sai Sudha Hospital Director Mr. Kalam, registered under IPC Sections 188 and 420, the Epidemic Diseases Act and the Disaster Management Act. The investigation is ongoing. “
Mr. Rao added, “The cases have been registered to collect an additional fee of ₹ 14 lakh from a COVID-19 patient and admit more COVID-19 patients than actual capacity.”