Five hospitals Fined Rs 600 Crore in Delhi for refusing free treatment to Poor and Needy

In a remarkable step that is set to help the poor and underprivileged men & women suffering from health problems in Delhi, the AAP government has cracked down upon private hospitals that had taken land from the government but refuse to help take care of the poor.

The Delhi government has asked five private hospitals in the city, including Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Max Super Specialty Hospital (Saket), to deposit “unwarranted profits” of over Rs 600 crore for refusing free treatment to the poor, the prime condition for land allotment lease.

hospDr Hem Prakash, additional director (EWS) in the Health Department, said these five hospitals — Max Super Specialty Hospital (Saket), Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Shanti Mukand Hospital, Dharamshila Cancer Hospital and Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute — were provided lands at concessional rates between 1960 and 1990 on the condition that they will treat the poor free of cost.

Max Super Specialty Hospital (Saket), Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Shanti Mukand Hospital, Dharamshila Cancer Hospital and Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute were provided lands at concessional rates on the condition that they will treat the poor free of cost.

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