Jalna: Another 1,000-bed hospital for corona treatment will be set up at Jalna through the Entrepreneurs’ Social Responsibility Fund. The state government will provide the required building as well as electricity and water supply.
Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that the hospital would be set up by the Indian Institute of Technology (IOT) with social responsibility funds from various industries. In addition, the Tata Trust has decided to help in the treatment of the sub-district hospital at Ambad. It has been decided to set up a new oxygen PSA project in each of the five assembly constituencies in Jalna district. These projects will cost Rs 80 lakh each. These oxygen projects will be set up at Rajur, Mantha, Ambad, Ghansawangi and Jalna. A 50-bed corona treatment center with oxygen system will be started immediately at Kumbharzhari in Jafrabad taluka. Apart from this, instructions have been given to the concerned government agencies to provide 50 more beds with oxygen in the hospitals at Ghansawangi and Ambad. Considering the possibility of a third wave of corona outbreak in late August or the first week of September, care is being taken to set up a health system in the district. Private hospitals should not take extra bills from patients. The government is keeping an eye on this. Tope said a hospital should take action if it overcharges excessively and return the extra money to the patient.
Notice to private hospitals
District Collector and Chairman of the District Disaster Relief Authority Ravindra Binwade has issued a notice to a private hospital in Jalna city for allegedly charging more than 27 crore for oxygen. The notice said that a total of Rs 1 lakh 18,000 was charged for oxygen supply from these patients. A notice has been issued to another private hospital for charging a total of Rs 38,500 to 13 patients for hospital stay and care. The district collector has issued a notice to another private hospital for charging an additional bill of Rs 31,596 for the accommodation of two patients.