Overcharging by Private Hospitals: BMC auditors screen 6000 bills worth Rs 112 crore
Mumbai: In an attempt to monitor overcharging by private hospitals, the Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) auditors have screened 6,851 hospital bills which amounted to as much as rupees 112 crores and reduced or made hospitals refund bills to the tune of rupees 14 crores.
This came after the authorities took cognizance of the multiple complaints raised against several private facilities alleging overcharging by the hospitals for treatment. There have been 7000 inquiries or complaints against the hospitals and almost 300 out of them were about overcharging.
Vivek Singh from Apex administration stated that all the complaints of overcharging had been given due importance and it had been resolved.
According to a recent media report In The Indian Express, in mid-August BMC revoked the covid-19 status of 72 nursing homes which indulged in exorbitant billing. By September, 23 of these nursing homes were again deployed for COVID treatment with a strict warning. The additional municipal commissioner expressed that shutting down Hospital is not the solution and added "we want to work with them not against them."