Hyderabad: The Telangana government on Friday released a list of 64 hospitals in the state against whom they have issued 88 show cause notices. These relate to excess and inappropriate billing, drugs-related grievances, and failure to provide patients' information.
A majority of 39 complaints were received under the GHMC limits, 22 from Medchal Malkajgiri and 15 from Rangareddy. Show cause notices had been served to these hospitals with a deadline of 24 to 48 hours for submitting their explanation relating to the complaints.
The highest number of show cause notices was issued to Omni Hospital in Kukatpally followed by five against VINN Hospital in Begumpet, three against TX Hospital in Kachiguda. Two show cause notices have been issued against 11 hospitals in the state.
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Also, a day after the family of a COVID-19 victim was pulled up the Virinchi Hospital management for medical negligence, the director of public health (DPH) revoked the hospital's license to treat COVID-19 patients. It is pertinent to note that this is the second time Virinchi's license to treat COVID-19 patients has been cancelled.
There are several well-known hospitals that have also been sent show cause notices. KIMS in Secunderabad as well as in Kondapur have been given one notice each. Similarly, Sunshine hospital in Gachibowli and Secunderabad have been given one notice each.
Director of Public Health (DPH), Telangana Dr G. Srinivas Rao said that, the department has acted against excess billing by private hospitals. "We have received 88 complaints against 64 private hospitals and all of these have been issued show cause notices and action to be taken based on response. We have given them a stipulated time period and if a satisfactory response is not received, action will be initiated against them," he said.