Mangaluru, Sep 18, 2020: Members of the DYFI staged a protest in front of the office of the District Health Officer on September 17, Thursday to protest against the alleged exorbitant bills charged by private hospitals, over and above the prescribed fee fixed by the government for treatment of Covid-19 patients. Mock dead bodies were also placed before the office as part of the protest.
Addressing the protestors, DYFI District President B K Imtiyaz alleged that some private hospitals which were issuing exorbitant bills in violation of the government directive were also not discharging patients who fail to settle the bill and in some cases were also not handing over bodies in the event of death of patients.
He demanded action against the erring private hospitals and urged the government to provide good treatment to all Covid patients.
DYFI District Secretary Santosh Bajal and other leaders and members of DYFI participated in the protest.