Stern action against private hospital if found to have overcharged Covid ve doctor Regulatory Commission
| Tuesday | 4th August, 2020
Kolkata: The West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission's (WBCERC) Chairperson Justice (retired) Ashim Kumar Banerjee warned of stern action against the private hospital in Dum Dum if it is found that it has overcharged the Covid-infected doctor who eventually died at the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital.
"We will take action against any private hospital and make them pay back the money if, during the probe, they are found to be overcharging any Covid patient.
If the private hospital takes more money, we will make them pay back.
Incidentally, senior gynecologist Dr SS Panja tested Covid positive and was admitted to a private hospital in Dum Dum where he used to practice.
A senior doctor from SSKM Hospital on condition of anonymity said: "Some private hospitals seem to be overcharging patients amidst the pandemic.