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Petitioner Avishek Goenka’s counsel argued earlier than a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, M R Shah and V Ramasubramanian that non-public hospitals have been charging exorbitantly to deal with Covid-19 sufferers, virtually 10 instances of what authorities hospitals have been billing and pleaded that the pandemic scenario shouldn’t be exploited to fleece sufferers.
The bench requested solicitor normal Tushar Mehta to acquire directions from the federal government on framing a scheme to place an higher restrict on the price of therapy for Covid-19 sufferers.
In one other petition filed by advocate Sachin Jain, who too had sought capping of prices in non-public hospitals, a bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy requested why non-public and charitable hospitals, constructed on land allotted free by governments, be not requested to deal with a sure proportion of Covid-19 sufferers with out cost. The Centre had responded saying it had no statutory framework to ask non-public hospitals to deal with Covid-19 sufferers freed from value.
Various non-public hospital associations by way of senior advocates Harish Salve and Mukul Rohatgi contended that almost all non-public and charitable hospitals had already been requested by governments to deal with a sure proportion of sufferers free.
Rohatgi mentioned in Delhi, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital had been transformed into an unique Covid-19 facility which had affected its economics.
The bench requested solicitor normal Tushar Mehta to acquire directions from the federal government on framing a scheme to place an higher restrict on the price of therapy for Covid-19 sufferers