Health ministry vows action against private hospitals charging exorbitant fees

Kathmandu / May 6: The Ministry of Health and Population has vowed to take action against the private hospitals if they are found charging COVID-19 patients exorbitantly high fees.

The ministry’s statement comes at a time when some private hospitals were found charging exorbitant fees from the patients.

Assistant spokesperson for the ministry, Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari on Wednesday said that such hospitals would be punished on the basis of complaints received at the ministry and the local administration.

The ministry’s attention was drawn to the act of giving unwanted stress and aggravating problems instead of extending services to each other in this time of pandemic, according to the statement released by Adhikari.

The ministry has also warned the wrongdoers not to carry out such activities.

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