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Kochi: The Kerala High Court had on Monday expressed concern over the high fees charged to Kovid-19 patients and the Kerala government on Monday said it had imposed restrictions on the fees and its treatment. The state government later told the court when private hospitals and research centers heard an appeal alleging that they “took extra advantage of the state to take advantage of the fear of the epidemic and the people of the society”.
An applicant in the profession and a lawyer asked the court to issue directions for corrective measures to normalize allegations of overdose by private hospitals for the treatment of Covid-19. On Monday, the public prosecutor told the court that he had decided to impose a limit on the charges taken from private hospitals for the treatment of Kovid-19. The lawyer said the government had issued an order in this regard on Monday. Read more: Kavid-19 epidemic: Kerala received 3.5 lakh doses of Kavishield
As per the government order, a fee of Rs 2,6 per5 per day will be charged for general wards. The fee will include registration, bed, nursing and boarding, blood transfusion, oxygen, X-ray, counseling, examination, etc. A division bench of Justice Dewan Ramachandran and Justice Kauser Edapagath said, “All private hospitals should provide treatment as per government orders.” Will be compelled and strict action will be taken against any violation. “
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