Covid treatment expense in private hospitals more alarming than intensity of disease, observes HC
Kochi: The High Court has observed that the medical expense for Covid treatment in the state is very high making the pandemic situation even worse. The medical expenses charged by private hospitals are alarming than the intensity of the disease, the court added.
Meanwhile, the state government informed the court that an order determining the Covid treatment expense in private hospitals already exist.
The high court made the observation while considering a public interest litigation against the private hospitals charging high rate for Covid treatment. A bench consisting of Justice Devan Ramachandran and MR Anitha considered the petition.
The high court made it clear that they made the observation on the basis of the trustworthy information collected from people who faced financial crisis after getting Covid treatment from private hospitals.