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Patients can complain to ACC for abnormal charge by hospitals: HC

Fix MRP of oxygen cylinder in 10 working days

| Updated: July 07, 2020 09:38:24

Patients can complain to ACC  for abnormal charge by hospitals: HC

The High Court on Monday observed that if the private hospitals or clinics impose abnormal charge for the treatment or incentive care unit (ICU) service then a patient could complain to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) if he/she wants.

The bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim passed the observation and some other directions after holding hearing on five separate writ petitions filed in this regard.

The court directed the Ministry of Health and Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to fix up some separate laboratories for the cancer and kidney dialysis patients so that they can easily test Covid-19 and get other treatment.

It also directed the two government bodies to conduct an inquiry into the allegations of refusal to give treatment by the hospitals and clinics which were mentioned in the writ petitions and asked to submit a report in the court by July 21.

The court also asked the bodies to open an online system for complaining over refusal  to give treatment to any patient.

It also asked the drug administration to fix up the maximum retail price (MRP) of the oxygen cylinder within 10 working days, said Barrister Aneeq R Haqaue, concerned lawyer of the petition.


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