Jalandhar: Administration issues show-cause notice to Kap Scan Centre for overcharging in CT scanning

Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori stated that a complaint was received from the Advocate DS Bawa that Kap Scan & Diagnostic Centre Private Limited at Jalandhar had demanded Rs. 5000 for CT scan of a Covid-19 patient.


Jalandhar, May 27: In another example of taking stern action against the healthcare institutions failing to comply with the guidelines issued by the state government, district administration Jalandhar has issued a show-cause notice to Kap Scan & Diagnostic centre for alleged overcharging in CT scan of a Covid-19 patient. 

Divulging the details, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori stated that a complaint was received from the Advocate DS Bawa that the scanning center had demanded Rs. 5000 for CT scan of a Covid-19 patient, who is also an advocate; however, the state government has fixed Rs. 2000 for this test for Covid-19 patients. The amount allegedly demanded by the hospital was in violation of the state government's guidelines; hence a show-cause notice is being issued to the scanning center to furnish its explanation in the present case. 

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The DC reiterated that any kind of laxity in this war against the pandemic would be highly unwarranted and stern action would be taken against the erring persons. He also urged people to file complaints with the administration in case they face any kind of overcharging and malpractices. The people can lodge complaints on control room no. 0181-2224417. 

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