Aurangabad, May 6:
District collector Sunil Chavan on Thursday issued show cause notices to 14 private hospitals for charging exorbitant bills of Rs 44.77 lakh to patients. The administration has asked the concerned hospital to answer the notices in time.
Chavan said that the additional bills of Rs 25 lakh have been recovered and returned to the patients. New notices for Rs 44 lakh have been issued today. Those who charge extra will not be let off. No one should take advantage of this pandemic, if anyone is robbing the common people, they will not be spared. Meanwhile, deputy collector Appasaheb Shinde said that 14 private hospitals in the city have issued show cause notices. The collector has appointed auditors to check the payments of hospitals so that no exorbitant amount is charged. In case of non-refund of the amount by the hospitals, action will be taken against the hospitals as per the provisions of Disaster Management Act 2005, Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, Sections 2, 3 and 4 as well as in the notification dated August 30, 2020 from the Government of Maharashtra.