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“Our Humble Kanji Is Being Charged At Rs.1300” Kerala High Court Warns Private Hospitals Against Charging Exorbitant Rates On COVID Treatment

first_imgNews Updates”Our Humble Kanji Is Being Charged At Rs.1300″ Kerala High Court Warns Private Hospitals Against Charging Exorbitant Rates On COVID Treatment Lydia Suzanne Thomas10 May 2021 4:58 AMShare This – xGiving strong warning to hospitals for overcharging on Covid-treatment rates, the Kerala High Court on Monday cautioned hospitals to abide by the rates notified by the government in its Order published today.The Division Bench of Justices Devan Ramachandran and Dr Kauser Edappagath orally cautioned hospitals to charge rates as notified by the State Government today. The Court cited an instance of a hospital in the Ernakulam district which was found to have levied high rates for its Covid treatment, as per the report of the District Medical Officer submitted in Court today.”We are not taking the name of the hospital…”, the Court said. On this theme, the Court said, “we have a list of hospitals that have indulged in profiteering” and emphasised that it would monitor compliance with the Government Order.All private hospitals in the State of Kerala, with respect to the 50% beds reserved for Covid patients would be bound to offer treatment to such patients strictly as per rates stipulated in the Government Order, the Bench urged in its judgment.The Court took note of the new order enforcing provisions of the Kerala Clinical Establishments Act, 2018 and its Rules, and pointed out that Section 39 and Rule 19 required hospitals to publish the rates of COVID treatment.The conjoined effect of the statute and rules would require hospitals to publish the rates being charged, the Court notes in its judgment. Accordingly, the Court has required private hospitals to publish their price lists. Prices of drugs and other excluded rates would have to be charged in consonance with the Maximum Retail Price or price under the Drugs Control and Essential Commodities Act.”Any violation will visit them with penal consequences”, it was impressed in the judgment.While the Court was on the subject of exorbitant rates, the Court cited an instance where rice gruel or kanji was charged at Rs 1300. “Our humble kanji is being charged Rs 1300″, Justice Ramachandran exclaimed, clarifying that the rate was an extreme, isolated case.”If Kanji is charged Rs 1300, we may find it difficult to swallow”, Justice Ramachandran remarked.”Kanji is the new caviar,” an Advocate quipped.”Maybe we’ll soon have to keep it under wraps and hide it away, like gold”, Justice Ramachandran joked in Malayalam.In its judgment, the Court urges the State Government to set in place its grievance redressal mechanism, with authorities to monitor complaints of overcharging at Private Hopspitals at the district and State level forthwith.Additionally, after Advocate Ajay M for the Kerala Medical Services Corporation informed the Court that many private hospitals had already appointed Incident Commanders in compliance with the Disaster Management Act, the Court directed that Incident Commanders monitor rates being charged at the hospital level. The Court enjoined incident commanders to inspect purchase bills and other receipts received by patients.The Court exhorted private hospitals to be partners in the fight against Covid and implement the government’s order in letter and spirit.High Court’s concern about economically-challenged patients who did not fall within categories whose expenses were footed by the GovernmentIn this respect, the Court took note of the Government Order wherein the rates of treatment for patients under the Karunya Scheme (KASP) and government-sponsored patients was footed by the government in private hospitals.”What happens to a BPL patient, patient not under KASP?”, the Court asked.After deliberations with the Counsel, the Court proposed that a patient or his by-stander could ask the private hospital to connect with the District Programme Management and Support Unit (DPSMU) and seek that they be covered post facto under the KASP or be treated as government-sponsored patients, if they met eligibility criteria.If they were prevented from moving through the private hospital for any reason, they could approach the DPMSU, the Court stated, noting that this system could remain in place till the matter was taken up next for compliance.First Line Treatment CentersTaking note of the fact that First Line Treatment Centers were not mentioned in the Government Order, the Court observed that the rates prescribed for General Wards could apply to FLTCs as well, even those maintained by private medical centers. Violations would not be permitted, the Court emphasized.When the State Attorney pointed out that there were no FLTCs maintained by private hospitals, the Court said that it knew of one being operated by a hospital.Other directions to private hospitalsAll hospitals who were admitting patients after the publication of the Government Order would be bound by the Government Order, the Court underscored.All private hospitals in the State of Kerala, with respect to the 50% beds reserved for Covid patients would be bound to offer treatment to such patients strictly as per rates stipulated in the Government Order, it was again stated.It was made clear that no private hospital shall be entitled to charge for drugs/PPE kits/essentials/oximeters etc. more than cost price. Actual rates on PPE kits etc. could be charged on a pro rata sharing basis by all patients in ward depending on actual use, the Court said.When counsel for an association of private hospitals Advocate K Anand raised a concern about the need for subsidizing electricity/water rates, the Court directed him to approach the concerned authority under the government.Click here to download the Government OrderClick here to download the judgmentTagsCovid Treatment And Tests Covid Treatment Kerala High Court Justice Devan Ramachandran Justice Kauser Edappagath Private Hospitals Next Storylast_img read more

Dutch insurer Aegon tightens restrictions on coal power plants, thermal coal mining

first_imgDutch insurer Aegon tightens restrictions on coal power plants, thermal coal mining FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Dutch insurer Aegon on Monday said it will gradually reduce holdings in companies generating revenue from coal-fired power plants, or coal mining, to support the transition toward a low-carbon economy.Aegon said it already excludes companies that derive more than 30% of sales from the exploration, mining, and refining of thermal coal.It will scale back those investments over the next decade.“As of 2020, a declining revenue threshold has been introduced, which will be lowered in steps to 5% or below in 2029,” it said in a statement.The Dutch insurer, with more than 300 billion in managed assets at the end of 2018, said it will cease investing in companies who own more than 10 gigawatts of coal-fired electricity generation capacity and have plans to extend their capacity.Aegon will cease to invest in companies producing more than 20 million tonnes of thermal coal annually, and are expanding coal-related business, it said.[Anthony Deutsch]More: Dutch insurer Aegon to reduce coal investmentslast_img read more

OGTC Gets Positive Response to Its First ‘Call for Ideas’

first_imgThe oil and gas industry has said it may be one step closer to transforming well plug and abandonment (P&A) as 45 potential solutions were submitted for its first ‘Call for Ideas’.The OGTC received ideas and concepts that could have a material impact on this transformation, against three specific themes: modelling the probability of hydrocarbon flow to the surface; verification of permanent barriers; and new barriers – placement and materials.Applicants now have three stages to navigate if they’re to grab a slice of the c.£1 million fund:Discover: Ideas are assessed independently by a review panel.Develop: Applicants successful at the discover stage are invited to work with the Oil & Gas Technology Centre team to further develop their idea.Deliver: Ideas that are fully developed and viewed as suitable for deployment are reviewed with industry partners to enable final investment decisions and project sanction.Malcolm Banks, well construction solution centre manager for the Oil & Gas Technology Centre, said: “We’re delighted with the response to our first Call for Ideas. There is an urgency from industry to find more cost-effective and efficient methods of P&A and we hope the ideas submitted are the next step in delivering this.“We received a wide range of ideas across the three themes and we look forward to working with our expert panel to review these in the coming weeks.”The OGTC  two further Calls for Ideas ongoing, focused on using robotics to enhance pressure vessel and tank integrity, and solutions which could help unlock the 225 marginal discoveries in small pools across the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). More information can be found on our website.last_img read more

Eric Dungey becomes SU’s all-time passing leader in the third quarter against West Virginia

first_imgORLANDO, Fla.— Senior quarterback Eric Dungey is now Syracuse’s all-time leading passer. A third-quarter shovel pass to Chris Elmore of Friday evening’s Camping World Bowl pushed Dungey to 9,194 passing yards, passing Ryan Nassib (9,190 yards) atop the all-time list.Dungey entered his final game with SU on Friday holding 18 program records including passing yards per game (237.8), total offense (11,008) and rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (35). In 2018, he’s thrown for 2565 yards and 17 touchdowns while also rushing for 732 yards and 15 touchdowns.Dungey amassed this feat without playing a full season until this year. Missing four games his freshman season and three in his sophomore and junior years, Dungey’s passing touchdowns and yards are the most he’s had in a single season with the Orange. Comments Published on December 28, 2018 at 7:52 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Messi hat-trick restores Barcelona’s La Liga lead

first_imgCentre-back Pique added further gloss to the scoreline in the 88th minute, rampaging forward to collect Messi’s pass, before keeping his cool and rolling the ball home.– Sevilla keep up the pace –Sevilla reclaimed second place earlier on Sunday as second-half strikes from Ever Banega and Pablo Sarabia sealed a 2-0 win over Girona.Pablo Machin’s side are unbeaten in seven league games since a 4-2 loss at Barcain October.The hosts had to wait until the 55th minute to break the deadlock, when striker Andre Silva was tripped in the area by Girona defender Juanpe.Argentinian Banega stepped up to send visiting goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz the wrong way from the penalty spot.The points were wrapped up only nine minutes later, as Wissam Ben Yedder cut the ball back for the onrushing Sarabia to slide home his 14th goal of the season in all competitions.“In the first half they (Girona) were very good,” said Machin. “They were very organised and had good chances, when (Sevilla goalkeeper) Tomas (Vaclik) was splendid.“In the second half we were the better team.”Elsewhere, Villarreal were plunged further into crisis as Samuele Longo’s 93rd-minute strike saw them held to a 2-2 draw at bottom club Huesca.Villarreal, who replaced Javier Calleja with Luis Garcia Plaza as coach in midweek, are only one point and one place above the relegation zone.Real Betis eased to a 3-1 win at Espanyol to move into fifth place after a third successive league victory.Espanyol, who led the table earlier in the season, have lost five straight matches to slip into the bottom half.Share on: WhatsApp Madrid, Spain | AFP | Lionel Messi continued his sublime form by netting his 31st La Liga hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed Levante 5-0 on Sunday to regain their three-point lead at the top of the table.The 31-year-old Argentinian arrived in Valencia having scored two free-kicks in last weekend’s derby thumping of Espanyol. He took his goals tally for the season to 20 after a virtuoso display, while also teeing up Luis Suarez’s 35th-minute opener and Gerard Pique’s late fifth.Barca were under pressure after Atletico Madrid and second-placed Sevilla had both moved level on points with the Catalan giants.But after resting his key stars for their final Champions League group-stage match against Tottenham in midweek, coach Ernesto Valverde saw his refreshed side cruise to a third straight league win without conceding a goal.“At the beginning it was difficult, they squeezed us and had a chance that hit the woodwork,” said Valverde.Levante started the game brightly and visiting goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen was forced into an early save by Ghanaian Emmanuel Boateng.But Barca did not take long to start moving through the gears, with Messi curling wide from long range before testing Oier Olazabal in the Levante goal with a free-kick.Just seconds after Boateng hammered a left-footed strike against the crossbar, the reigning Spanish champions broke the deadlock as Messi jinked through a mesmerised home defence and picked out Suarez who volleyed home.But Levante, who had ended Barcelona’s dreams of going through last season’s La Liga campaign unbeaten with a remarkable 5-4 victory in the penultimate game, came close to a quick response as Jose Luis Morales fired over.The match was all but ended as a contest when Messi bore down on goal two minutes before half-time and drilled low into the net.“I’m happy to have won here, because last year we came and they put five goals past us having gone the whole season unbeaten, so we knew about the danger of Levante and it was a match we had marked out,” added Valverde.He wasted little time after the restart to add his second in the 47th minute, sweeping home Jordi Alba’s clever cutback, before completing his treble with a simple tap-in from Arturo Vidal’s square pass on the hour mark.Messi has scored five goals in two league games since finishing only fifth in the voting for the Ballon d’Or earlier this month.A bad evening for Levante worsened with 14 minutes to play, as left-back Erick Cabaco was sent off for a reckless lunge on Ousmane Dembele.last_img read more

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