Scan of hospitals starts for unnecessary admissions | Vadodara News

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Vadodara: A day after deputy chief minister Nitin Patel warned of action against hospitals unnecessarily admitting Covid-19 patients, 10 inspection teams were formed on Sunday to carry out checking at private facilities in the city.
The teams comprised of 20 senior doctors and professors from Medical College, Baroda associated with the state-run SSG Hospital and GMERS Hospital, Gotri.
“Inspection of private hospitals has started. We will enforce the notification for admission of Covid-19 patients and divert others for home-based Covid care under the Sanjeevani Abhiyan,” said Dr Vinod Rao, officer on special duty for Covid-19 in Vadodara.
“Those hospitals who violate the guidelines will face action under the Epidemic Act and Disaster Management Act,” he said.
“We have decided to form a committee of expert doctors to check if patients admitted in private hospitals really required such admission or whether they have been given beds despite being asymptomatic. Such asymptomatic (patients) will be discharged and those who really require beds will be admitted in hospitals,” Patel had said after conducting a review meeting in Vadodara on Saturday.
Patel had said that it had come to light that some private hospitals were admitting patients unnecessarily.
“Patients have mediclaims or their companies foot treatment bills. Hospitals keep such patients unnecessarily to inflate bills. Not all may be involved in the practice, but there are some who are doing so,” Patel had said on Saturday.
SETU, the Association of Private Hospitals of Vadodara, also issued an appeal to all its members to comply with the notification issued by the VMC.

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