HYDERABAD: People who were getting infected with the coronavirus and admitted in several private hospitals in Telangana were receiving a major blow from the hospitals management in the form of unexpected bills for treatment. This has become a quite common scenario in almost every private hospital treating corona patients across the state.
Even after the state government and medical department issued several warnings to hospitals to stop overbilling for the COVID 19 treatment, there is no change in this. Following this the Telangana government had already revoked the permissions of a few hospitals after receiving complaints against them and hospitals subsequent failure to respond to show-cause notices with their explanation on overcharging COVID 19 patients.
In any of the private hospitals in the state the corona treatment cost per day is around Rs 50,000 which is very high and it is impossible for any middle class and poor people to afford the treatment at such high price. So to save the people from the overburden and unfair billing of corona treatment, the state government has provided toll free number where people can complaint over their problem of billing to the whatsapp number – 9154170960