BENGALURU: There was a commotion at a private hospital this week after the family of a deceased Covid-19 patient accused the management of holding onto the body over a pending bill … A special audit of 17 private hospitals in Thane has found Covid-19 patients were overcharged to the tune of Rs 1.82 crore for treatment. On July 25, Horizon Prime hospital on Ghodbunder Road was the first to be sealed for a month and prohibited from treating Covid-19 patients after an audit showed the hospital was inflating its bills and charging extra for personal protective equipment and treatment. Courtesy of Evan S. Test results took more than two weeks. Swastik Hospital was one of the first to come under its radar in June for charging its patients in violation of government’s fixed rates. “The total excess amount is Rs 1.82 crore,” the auditor added. However, TMC decided to allow the other 17 hospitals under audit to carry on with its operations. The toll among police personnel in Thane rises to 21. The Hospital is a project of Sri Chaitanya Seva Trust which is rendering various community initiatives for the welfare of rural and tribal populations largely in 3 Districts – Thane, Palghar and Mathura. Thane Municipal Corporation has dedicated two more hospitals in the city for Covid-19 patients only. Vedant Hospital 🏥 #MultispecialityHospital in Thane 2️⃣4️⃣x7️⃣ medical services ⚫ COVID-19 Treatment Centre Best #Oncology & #Cardiology Hospital www.vedanthospital.com. Of them, 3,347 have been scrutinised and at least 1,362 bills were found inflated. 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The Thane civic administration opened three hospitals to treat citizens who cannot afford to get admitted at private hospitals for free. Search. Oncology. Thane: 17 private hospitals overcharged Covid patients by Rs 1.82 crore An auditor said the 17 hospitals submitted 4,106 bills of Covid-19 patients. On July 25, Horizon Prime hospital on Ghodbunder Road was the first to be sealed for a month and prohibited from treating Covid-19 patients after an audit showed the hospital was inflating its bills and charging extra for personal protective equipment and treatment. His death has taken the total toll in Thane police commissionerate to 28. Gynaecology. However, TMC decided to allow the other 17 hospitals under audit to carry on with its operations. The 17 hospitals under scanner are Vedant hospital, Titan hospital, Siddhi Vinayak maternity hospital, Arogya multi-specialty hospital, Kaushalya hospital, Thane health care hospital, Metropol multi-speciality hospital, Life Care hospital, Panandikar hospital, Swastik hospital, Ekta hospital, Bethany hospital, Sapphire hospital, Kalsekar hospital, Wellam hospital, Swayam hospital and Diya multi-specialty hospital. A fire broke out at a coronavirus (COVID-19) hospital at Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra’s Thane district, but there was no casualty, a police official said on Monday. Between July 10 and August 21, eight teams of auditors were appointed following a string of complaints received by the civic body regarding inflated bills. Of them, 3,347 have been scrutinised and at least 1,362 bills were found inflated. For all the latest Mumbai News, download Indian Express App. Evan S. received a $190 bill after his wife Amy, a nurse, went to a clinic to be tested for COVID-19 in March 2020. Properties here cost between Rs. Following this, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has directed all the hospitals to refund excess amount to the patients. Vedant Hospital G.B.Road Thane is determined for #SavingLives. TMC officials said they started receiving complaints about overcharging from June. Of them, 3,347 have been scrutinised and at least 1,362 bills were found inflated. A special audit of 17 private hospitals in Thane has found Covid-19 patients were overcharged to the tune of Rs 1.82 crore for treatment. Anandi, who had contracted Covid, is the oldest man in the stateto fight the infection. “We have demanded strict action against the 17 these hospitals so that people can afford Covid-19 treatment without any hassle,” Pachange said. “We have demanded strict action against the 17 these hospitals so that people can afford Covid-19 treatment without any hassle,” Pachange said. In July, TMC began a full-fledged drive against other private hospitals. #CoronaDefeater #CovidDefeater #CoronaFreeIndia #StaySafe #IndiaFightsCorona #SavingLives #SuperHero #COVIDWarrior #NaToCorona #HospitalinThane #CovidHospitalinThane The area is a 45 minutes drive from the airport, around 5 km from Thane station and 5 minutes from the upcoming Kapurbawdi metro station. When contacted, Metropol hospital’s administrative official Anil Tribhuvan said, “We did not overcharge Covid-19 patients. Orthopedic. Following complaints, MNS leader Sandeep Pachange met TMC Deputy Commissioner Vishwanath Kelkar and demanded strict action against the hospital. A 51-year-old constable from Vartak Nagar police station died while being treated for Covid-19 on Wednesday. Thane: 17 private hospitals overcharged Covid patients by Rs 1.82 crore An auditor said the 17 hospitals submitted 4,106 bills of Covid-19 patients. As per the notification, while a patient in the isolation ward cannot be charged more than Rs 4,000 per day, those in intensive care units (ICU) needed to shell out Rs 7,500 per day. Cardiology. As Thane’s Top Multi Speciality Hospital, we pride ourselves on offering world-class services and technologically advanced facilities to support you in achieving quality health. About. As per the notification, while a patient in the isolation ward cannot be charged more than Rs 4,000 per day, those in intensive care units (ICU) needed to shell out Rs 7,500 per day. Neurology. Covid-19: TMC goes ahead with isolation unit plan in Thane cities Updated: Mar 19, 2020, 00:54 IST The 17 hospitals under scanner are Vedant hospital, Titan hospital, Siddhi Vinayak maternity hospital, Arogya multi-specialty hospital, Kaushalya hospital, Thane health care hospital, Metropol multi-speciality hospital, Life Care hospital, Panandikar hospital, Swastik hospital, Ekta hospital, Bethany hospital, Sapphire hospital, Kalsekar hospital, Wellam hospital, Swayam hospital and Diya multi-specialty hospital. Of its 57 bills scrutinised, 56 bills were found inflated. We have instructed the hospitals to refund the money to patients, which is more important at this point,” said Thane Commissioner Dr Vipin Sharma. The number of cases reaching 389 in Thane … On May 21, the Maharashtra government had passed a notification reserving 80 per cent beds in private hospitals for Covid-19 patients and introduced a price cap on their treatment. 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