File image of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami (PTI Photo)
He said all private hospitals should clearly display the government-fixed rates for the treatment of the virus.
- Last Updated: August 2, 2020, 4:33 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Sunday warned private hospitals of due action if they overcharge COVID-19 patients.
He said all private hospitals should clearly display the government-fixed rates for the treatment of the virus. The Chief Minister’s warning, in a tweet, comes a day after the government temporarily revoked permission fortreatment granted to a private hospital here for allegedly charging a coronavirus patient Rs 12 lakh for 19 days oftreatment.
“Due action will be taken if complaints againstprivate hospitals overcharging patients are received,” Palaniswami said. According to a government order, Grade-1 and 2 hospitals can charge a maximum of Rs 7,500 in general wardper day while grade-3 and 4 hospitals can charge Rs 5,000 for the same.