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Private Hospitals
India  /  Published 06.09.20

…but cashless facility is denied

The doctor treating Singh at Charnock wrote to the insurance company explaining why he needed admission: “The patient was admitted with fever and mild SOB (shortness of breath) which warranted O...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 06.09.20

Bill ‘concern’ takes insurers to court…

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted India’s health insurance industry to flag, for the first time in a court, concerns about arbitrary overcharging of patients by private hospitals and to caut...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 03.09.20

Covid: fleecing claims dog home collection

A family in Kasba, who underwent Covid tests last week, alleged the private hospital, which had sent its personnel to collect swab samples from their homes, charged each of the four persons Rs 2,800. ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.09.20

Covid patient count at satellite units fall

Many private hospitals in Calcutta said on Monday the number of Covid-19 patients in their satellite units was going down because of several reasons, including reluctance of some insurance companies t...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.08.20

Relief for non-insurance patients

The state health regulatory commission on Friday clarified that its advisory to private hospitals on offering discounts on the maximum retail price of medicines and consumables would only be applicabl...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

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Calcutta  /  Published 23.08.20

Patients can't be evicted, says Bengal panel

A private hospital cannot ask a Covid patient to vacate the bed if the person is unable to pay an advance, the Bengal health regulatory commission said on Saturday in the wake of criticism over an ear...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.08.20

Covid: insured yet uncovered

Most of those buying the Corona Kavach policy have, however, had another health insurance policy for years. “Instead of selling a new policy, the insurance companies should think of the thousan...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.08.20

Covid: hospitals contest panel's deposit logic

The commission’s advisory also says that for any inves-tigation above Rs 2,000, a hospital has to take the consent of a patient’s family. This was because the commission found that many ex...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.08.20

Cashless insurance trap over hospital deposit

THE CLAUSE An agreement between a private hospital in Calcutta and the preferred provider network (PPN), a consortium of four insurance companies, states: Deposit And Advance Pay...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 09.08.20

‘Licence’ to exact hefty deposit

Bengal’s regulatory commission has said private healthcare units in the state could during admission demand up to Rs 50,000 — or 20 per cent of the estimated treatment cost — whichev...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


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