Thane: Just 6 percent of inflated Covid-19 bills refunded | Thane News

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THANE: Just 6 percent of Rs 27 lakh billed against’inflated invoices’ of COVID19 patients have been reimbursed by the hospitals here in virtually 10 days, affirmed the civic government.
Within a week ago, that the auditors made by the municipal corporation here had encounter 196 inflated invoices upto Rs 27 lakh whereas the sufferers had been overcharged. The hospitals were subsequently provided showcause notices and requested to pay the cash if it’s discovered that the patients are overcharged.
So far, four hospitals have reimbursed over Rs 1. 88 lakh to 36 patients.
“Horizon Prime Hospital has reimbursed more than 46,000 to approximately 24 sufferers, Rs 13,000 was granted to 2 patients by Life Care hospital, over Rs 8,000 was granted to a patient from Metropol hospital and Rs 1. ) 20 was reimbursed to eight patients by Thane healthcare clinic,” said a civic officer.
The government said that they’re not liable for the delay accountable for their capital.
“The refund procedure isn’t performed through TMC but when there’s a delay we’ll attempt to pay for it and request the hospitals to cover earlier,” explained Dr Vipin Sharma, civic chief.
Meanwhile, the last week that the auditors assessed 359 invoices from that 189 were inflated invoices, whereas the sufferers had been overcharged by about Rs 30 lakh.

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