PPE Covid treatment Pvt hosps directed not to overcharge patients

  • | Monday | 3rd August, 2020

Kolkata: West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission (WBCERC) has issued a fresh advisory to the private hospitals in the state instructing them not to overcharge the patients on account of PPE and Covid tests. Henceforth, the hospitals would be entitled to take Rs 50 as 'Covid protection charges' that would include sanitizers, masks etc. However, some private hospitals are charging an additional amount for sanitizers, additional gloves, head gear required for Covid protection. Henceforth, the amount fixed by the government would be considered as the 'Covid protection charges' which would include the cost of PPE but also other ancillary items ~ santizers, gloves and headgear. The private hospitals have been urged to ensure adequate stock of different brands of different price tags.

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