Licence for Covid-19 therapy was quickly cancelled for 3 metropolis hospitals Bewell Hospital in Kilpauk, Appasamy Hospitals in Arumbakkam and Hindu Mission Hospital in Tambaram moreover SRM Medical Hospital, Trichy, Metropolis Hospital, Virudhunagar, Priyam Hospital, Salem, Sri Lakshmi Medical Centre, Coimbatore, Metropolis Hospital, Thoothukudi and Scudder Memorial Hospital, Ranipet, until final Wednesday. “We carried out inquiries based mostly on complaints from sufferers or their kin. Most of them had been associated to charging greater than what was prescribed by the federal government. The hospitals had been issued showcause notices earlier than motion was initiated in opposition to them,” stated director of medical companies Dr S Gurunathan. In June, the state well being division issued orders capping the worth for assessments and therapy of Covid-19. Whereas beneficiaries beneath the chief minister’s medical insurance scheme admitted to non-public hospitals may be charged between Rs 5,000 and Rs 15,000 a day relying on whether or not the affected person was admitted to a basic ward or was placed on ventilator in ICU, non-beneficiaries may very well be charged Rs 7,500 a day in A1 and A2 grade hospitals and Rs 5,000 a day in A3 to A6 hospitals. Price for crucial care was fastened at Rs15,000 per day.
Officers stated hospitals got the choice to refund the surplus price collected from sufferers. Eighteen hospitals, 16 in Chennai and two in Coimbatore, have returned the cash.
The record of 18 hospitals that repaid sufferers extra quantity are: SRM Medical School Hospital, Chettinad Hospital, Dr Kamatchi Memorial Hospital, Dr Mehta’s Hospital, Hycare Hospital, SIMS Hospital, MMRV Hospital, Prashanth Hospitals, Venkateswara Hospital, Apollo Hospitals on Greams Street and Vanagaram, Appaswamy Hospital, Chennai Nationwide Hospital, MGM Hospital, Vijaya Hospital and Srinivas Priya Hospital in Chennai, KCMCH and GKNM Hospital in Coimbatore.