Permission to 11 hospitals to treat COVID patients revoked
After detecting blatant violations of guidelines pertaining to admission and therapy of COVID-19 patients, the district well being authorities have cancelled the permission granted to as many as 11 non-public hospitals.
The motion follows a shock inspection of the non-public hospitals designated for COVID therapy by the district-level process pressure group comprising officers of the well being and different authorities departments right here on Saturday evening.
Last week, the authorities sealed two non-public hospitals within the city for allegedly violating the therapy protocols and admitting COVID-19 patients past the numbers permitted.
In all, 46 non-public hospitals have been issued permission to treat patients within the district following the outbreak of the second wave of COVID.
After a string of complaints from aggrieved patients and their kinfolk primarily relating to ‘exorbitant charges’, the duty pressure group swung into motion and performed shock checks in round 11 non-public hospitals on Saturday evening.
During the inspections, a number of violations reminiscent of failure to show the therapy tariff particulars on hospital discover boards, non-compliance with COVID social distancing and different security norms in addition to biomedical waste disposal laws have been detected by the group.
In a press release issued right here on Sunday, District Medical and Health Officer Dr. B. Malathi stated that permission given to 11 non-public hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients has been revoked.
These embody Vishwas multi-speciality hospital, Cure Hospital, Prashanthi hospital, Marwell hospital, Janani Children’s hospital, Indus hospital, Vijayalakshmi multi-speciality hospital, Sri Balaji chest hospital, New Hope hospital, Sankalpa C Star hospital and (*11*) hospital.