Covid victim’s family files complaint against pvt hospital in Amritsar

Accuse EMC Hospital of stopping victim’s treatment as family could not pay

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, July 14

The family members of deceased Covid-19 patient along with members of Adhi Dharma Samaj, an organisation working for the welfare of Valmiki community, filed a complaint against the owner of a private hospital here on Tuesday.

The family alleged that the EMC Hospital billed them for Rs19 lakh for treatment of three members of the family.

Rahul from Gilwali gate area, who is one of the members of the family, said: “My brother, father and mother were admitted to the hospital. I paid around Rs6 lakh, but later the hospital stopped the treatment of my brother as I could not pay. I shifted him to another hospital on June 27, where he expired after three days.”

The hospital owner has earlier been booked by the police in a ‘false’ Covid-19 positive reports’ case.

Rahul alleged that the hospital charged Rs6,000 per member for testing even though the government had capped the testing charges at Rs4,500. Rahul said his brother’s condition worsened as the EMC Hospital stopped treatment.

He said of the total Rs19 lakh demanded by the hospital, Rs7lakh were charged for medicines for the treatment of my brother. He demanded that a case be registered against the hospital administration.

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