Indore: Collector Manish Singh on Wednesday warned private hospitals for overbilling Covid patients and also over keeping patients unnecessarily in the hospitals.
“I have received many complaints of hospitals shifting patients to another hospital when they couldn’t afford treatment. They keep patients till he/she can give money. We will lodge FIR against the private hospitals if any such complaints are found. Hospitals should inform us if they have any issue, we will fix it but will not tolerate such things,” he said in a meeting with representatives of private hospitals at Residency Kothi.
Collector also asked the hospitals to increase the number of beds in private hospitals overseeing increasing COVID-19 patients.
Meanwhile, Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr Pravin Jadia said, “The Collector has directed the hospitals to increase beds including ICU and Oxygen beds. About 400-500 beds will be increased in coming days in these hospitals.”
Some of the hospitals including Eureka Hospital, Synergy Hospital, one of the floors of Vishesh Hospital were also ordered to convert the hospitals completely in COVID facility.
Meanwhile, sources said that Aurobindo Hospital and Index Medical College administration were ordered not to take money except of Remdesivir.