It is not new to listen to the news stating that private hospitals have been charging huge amounts in the name of treatment in Hyderabad. According to the reports, a patient by the name Syed Rahmathuddin was charged Rs 54 lakhs for 10-day treatment at a hospital in Hyderabad. It is said that the family members of Rahmathuddin have paid Rs. 20 lahks to date.
Amjed Ullah Khan MBT, Spokesman Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT) tweeted that a patient Syed Rahmathuddin has been charged Rs. 54.0 lakhs by Citizen Hospital, Nallagandla, Serillingampally for 10 days.
In another tweet, he mentioned that “Hospital authorities are demanding Rs/ 29.0 lakhs more to shift the patient,This is too much, Is there any agency to chek the loot of this corporate hospitals,Request the concerned to contact 8897184626 and take necessary action to shif the patient to Gandhi or NIMS Hospital.”
The Telangana Public Health and Family Welfare Department had earlier requested a total of 44 private hospitals to reimburse patients who were overcharged due to COVID treatment. Four hospitals out of them gave back more than 10 lakhs each. According to the reports, eight hospitals returned amounts somewhere between Rs. 5 lakhs and 10 lakhs. Five hospitals returned amounts that range from Rs 3.2 lakhs to Rs 399440. According to RTI report, a total of Rs 1,61,22,484 was returned to the patients as of June 22, 2021.