Hyderabad: Telangana Health department has barred six more private hospitals from treating COVID­19 patients.

With this 27 hospitals have been barred from treating COVID patients. Until Sunday, permission for 20 private hospitals was canceled. All of these hospitals were issued show-cause notices to ascertain why patients were charged exorbitant amounts.

Director of Public Health G Srinivasa Rao said they have revoked the permissions of Padmaja Hospital, KPHB, Lifeline Medicare Hospital in Medchal, Max Cure Hospital and Lalitha Hospital in Warangal, TX Hospital in Uppal and Sri Sai Ram Hospital in Sangareddy.

Dr. G Srinivas Rao said the department had received a total of 166 complaints against 105 hospitals. He said they received several complaints with regard to excess and irrelevant charges in addition to the prescribed norms, and against mismanagement, lack of proper attention, etc.

Complaints against private hospitals or laboratories for exorbitant charges can be lodged on Whatsapp number 9154 170 960, or dial '104'.

Earlier on Sunday Khammam district, health authorities have canceled the permission granted to 10 private hospitals for violating rules pertaining to admission and treatment of COVID­19 patients.

The action follows a surprise inspection by the district level task force team comprising officials of the health and other government departments here on Saturday night.

Here is the list of 27 hospitals in the state which barred from treating new COVID19 patients

Image Hospital, Ameerpet

Ankura Hospital, LB Nagar

Sia life Hospital, Kondapur

Panchavati Hospital, Bhoothpur, Mahabubnagar;

Sai Siddhartha Hospital, Shapur Nagar, Sanga Reddy.

Virinchi Hospitals, Banjara hills,

VINN Hospital, Begumpet,

TX Hospital, Kachiguda,

Neelima Hospital, Sanath Nagar

Max Health Hospital, Kukatpally

Padmaja Hospital, KPHB,

Lifeline Medicare Hospital, Medchal,

Max Cure Hospital, Warangal

Lalitha Hospital, Warangal,

TX Hospital, Uppal

Sri Sai Ram Hospital, Sangareddy.

Vishwas multi­speciality Hospital, Khammam

Cure Hospital, Khammam

Prashanthi Hospital, Khammam

Marwell Hospital, Khammam

Janani Children's Hospital, Khammam

Indus Hospital, Khammam

Vijayalakshmi multi­speciality Hospital, Khammam

Sri Balaji chest Hospital, Khammam

New Hope Hospital, Khammam

Sankalpa C Star Hospital, Khammam

Suraksha Hospital, Khammam

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