Bombay HC relief: BMC to revoke order suspending Hospital license
Maharastra: After being pulled up by the Bombay High Court for temporarily suspending the license of a private Hospital, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is going to withdraw its order.
The BMC had served an order to one of the private hospitals of Mahim revoking its license for one month for allegedly overcharging COVID -19 patients. However, after the Bombay High Court expressed its dissatisfaction with this act of civic body, BMC chief Iqbal Singh Chahal informed the court that they will be withdrawing the suspension.
The court said that the civic order was a 'knee-jerk' reaction to a video on social media that had gone viral last month. The said video had claimed that a Covid-19 patient died at the hospital due to gross negligence of the authorities.
BMC had revoked the license of the private hospital under rule 10 of COVID-19 regulations under the Epidemic Disease Act after receiving complaints that the hospital was allegedly fleecing patients.
The BMC commissioner then agreed to withdraw the suspension order. The bench further granted liberty to BMC officials to issue a fresh show-cause notice to hospitals and pass an appropriate order as per law.
The court further asked BMC officials, in future, to ascertain allegations made against any hospital before taking any legal action against it.