Meghalaya: Govt constitutes committee to discuss exorbitant fees levied by private hospitals, says Hek
After complaints from the public about the exorbitant charges being levied by private hospitals, Health Minister, Alexander Laloo Hek, on Friday, informed that the government has constituted a consultative committee to discuss the matter and the committee will be headed by the DHS (MI).
"The government will notify a small consultative committee to discuss the exorbitant fees charged by private hospitals which has been a matter of concern for the patients,” Hek said.
The DHS (MI) had earlier called the respective authorities of private hospitals for talks on the same topic.
Speaking about the COVID situation in the state, Hek informed that the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of different districts have been entrusted with the task of containment strategies, and that the containment measures and restrictions will continue till June 21.
As for the vaccination drive being conducted in the state, the health minister reiterated that vaccines cannot be forced on anyone, but the government urges everyone to get the vaccines given the seriousness of the COVID situation.
Speaking about the recent order issued by the Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills for compulsory vaccination as a criterion for opening shops in Bara Bazar, Hek informed that the direction was made keeping in mind the health and safety of the people.
(Edited by Shankar Turha)
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