Madras HC directs Puducherry govt to release payments due to private medical colleges on priority

Madras High Court

Puducherry government has been directed by the Madras High Court to release payments due to the private medical colleges on a priority basis so that the treatment rendered to Covid patients is not compromised by the private organizations for lack of funds.

The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy was hearing a petition stating that private hospitals and medical colleges which have been earmarked as Covid treatment centres by the government of Puducherry have been demanding fees and charges from patients despite not being so entitled

The Government of Puducherry submitted that Rs.20 lakh had been released to each of the private medical colleges towards food charges of the Covid patients referred by the government.

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