Bengaluru: Patients charged Rs 80 lakh extra, 14 hospitals ordered to refund – ET HealthWorld

BENGALURU: The grievance redressal authority in Bengaluru Urban district has ordered 14 hospitals to refund Rs 81 lakh excess they had billed and collected from patients. A dozen of the cases involved Covid-19 infected patients. These cases were among 44 complaints of excess billing and medical negligence the authority received since March this year. Of these, 23 complaints pertained to Covid-19 patients who were infected during the second wave and 27 complaints were about excess billing. Of these 27, three were non-Covid patients. The cases were registered under provisions of…

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