Pune: At least 25 hospitals under PMC scrutiny for imposing inflated bills to COVID patients

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Mehab Qureshi

Pune, August 15, 2020: At least 25 hospitals have been appointed with several audit officers by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) for issuing inflated medical bills to COVID patients. Citizens can now register complaints directly to the audit officers.

Private Hospital bills more than Rs 1.5 lakh rupees will be pre-audited by the appointed audit officers. Officers will be reviewing the bills under various schemes like Urban Poor health Scheme, TPA, Medical health insurance and MPJAY from 10 am to 6 pm, and the cases will be resolved in coordination with the medical officers, said a statement issued by PMC.

Citizens can lodge a complaint through the PMC released landline (020-25502115) or WhatsApp (8767858310) numbers, besides sending an email on billscomplaints@gmail.com.

In a tweet, IAS Rubal Agarwal,said, “Dy collectors, Pmc Hods, Auditors and medical officers appointed in 25 major hospitals to check and verify bills for covid 19 patients. shared email id, dedicated helpline number and whatsapp number for grievances”.

Jehangir Hospital, Sahyadri Hospital Nagar Road, Columbia Asia Hospital, Shri Hospital Criticare and Trauma Center, Adventist Hospital, Ruby Hospital, AIMS Hospital, Bhakare Super Speciality hospital, Jupiter Hospital, In-lacs Budhani Hospital, Nobel Hospital, Inamdar Multispeciality Hospital, Sahyadri Hospital Hadapsar, Vilu Poonawala Hospital, KEM hospital, Sahyadri Hospital Deccan, Morya Multispeciality Hospital, Global Hospital, Poona Hospital, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Bharti Hospital, Rao Nursing Home and Devyani Multispeciality Hospital have been appointed with audit officers.