Hyderabad: Telangana high court has directed state government to ensure the refund of excess fees collected by private hospitals for COVID-19 treatment. The court also expressed concern over state government’s failure to issue new GO for capping fee for COVID-19 treatment, tests etc.
According to a report published in DC, the bench comprising Chief Justice Hima Kohli and Justice B. Vijaysen Reddy observed that only canceling licenses of erring hospitals will not result in reconciliation to persons who have already paid excess fees to these hospitals.
Responding over it, Advocate General B.S. Prasad said that he would inform the court about the government’s response on wednesday.
When the court asked AG about the fall in the number of beds for COVID-19 patients, he replied that state has adequate number of beds.