Delhi Max hospital charges 1.8 crore exorbitant medical bill

New Delhi: Congress leader Manish Tewari had written a letter to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in connection with the recovery of Rs 1.8 crore from the patient by Max Hospital in Saket. Delhi, after the hospital, charged a COVID patient Rs 1.8 Crore, to which the health minister replied.

Manish Tewari gave the information about Mansukh Mandaviya's reply by tweeting his letter. Manish Tewari also shared the letter written by Mansukh Mandaviya in the tweet. Along with this, the Delhi government was also requested to take cognizance of the matter.

Along with this, Manish Tewari wrote, "Letter from Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya promising to investigate the bill of 1.8 crores taken from a patient by Max Hospital, Saket. I request Somnath Bharti, of Delhi to do the same. Ask Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as health is a state subject." In the letter shared by Manish Tewari to Mansukh Mandaviya, Mansukh Mandaviya has talked about the investigation in the matter.

The letter reads, "I (Mansukh Mandaviya) have received your letter number zero dated September 8, 2021, requesting an explanation from Max Hospital, Saket, New Delhi as to why the hospital charged Rs 1.8 crore from a patient. And also requested to bring a bill in Parliament to set up an independent regulator, which will preview the pharmaceuticals sector along with the public-private health sector. I am getting the matter investigated and will respond soon."

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