KTR Vs Private Hospitals
Recently these days there have been reports of complaints against private hospitals for high medical bills and exploitation in Telangana. Also, in an incident happened in Hyderabad where a private hospital charged a very high fees from a man for treating his family members and displayed negligence in providing treatment for them.
IT and municipal minister KTR, on Thursday lashed out at the private hospital for charging a huge amount from the common man and following unethical practices in the tough times when the ongoing pandemic are posing difficulties on common man.
He also urged Health Minister Eatala Rajender to take strict action against private hospitals in Hyderabad for extortion of high amount of money.
He also responded on Twitter on a complaint made by a youngster Anreddy Radhesh, hailing from Maheswarammandal, Dubbacherla village, who had lost his father, mother and brother to Covid-19 because of hospital negligence.
The man alleged that they had already paid Rs. 40 lakh for the three Covid-19 patients but the hospital was insisting to clear the remaining pending medical bills so that his father’s body could be released.
Hearing about his grief, KTR wrote, “Deeply anguished on hearing about the tragic loss of your family members. Exploitation in these times by private hospitals is deplorable and a shame. Request Health Minister Eatala Rajender to take strictest action against these irresponsible institutions (asap)”.