NTPC slams private hospitals in Bihar for not admitting Covid-19 patients
The NTPC has sent a missive to the Bihar government complaining about the reluctance of private hospitals in the capital to admit patients testing positive or showing symptoms of Covid-19, and sought intervention in the matter.
A letter in this regard, addressed to the principal secretary (health), was written on July 3 by the NTPC’s regional executive director (East II) Asit Kumar Mukherjee.
Mukherjee has pointed out that “15,000 people”, including NTPC employees, their family members and CISF personnel deployed for security requirements are provided health cover by the company which has empanelled all the leading private hospitals in Patna and other districts.
“At present, private hospitals in Patna are not providing treatment to patients having Covid-19 symptoms, though those in other states have been doing so,” Mukherjee said.
NTPC spokesman Vishwanath Chandan said five family members of company employees stationed across Bihar have tested positive so far.