Jorhat, May 28: The Jorhat district unit of AJYCP on Thursday staged a protest in front of the office of the Joint Director of Health Services seeking Government's intervention in the issue of exorbitant rates charged by private hospitals for providing treatment to COVID-19-infected patients.
The protesters, holding placards, sought the Government to come out with a notification stating the fee structure to be charged from patients by private hospitals while providing COVID care and treatment.
The students' body members alleged that in the absence of a Government-prescribed rates fixed for the medical treatment provided to COVID patients a private hospital here was charging unreasonably high fees.
The Jorhat district AJYCP also called for Government's intervention over the diagnostic laboratories which too were charging high rates for COVID tests.
On Wednesday the students' body had sent a memorandum to the Chief Minister seeking Government's intervention in the matter.
Meanwhile, the Jorhat district unit of AASU too has voiced its concern over the issue of private hospitals charging hefty amount of fees for providing treatment to COVID patients.
Jorhat district unit AASU president Bijoy Shankar Bordoloi stated that the students' body will be compelled to resort to democratic means of stìr if the Government did not intervene in the matter and make the private hospitals and nursing homes reduce the treatment fees charged on COVID patients.
Bordoloi informed that the Jorhat district unit AASU submitted a memorandum to the Jorhat Deputy Commissioner seeking immediate steps to enhance the infrastructure of JMCH to meet the situation arising out of increasing cases of COVID-19 positive in recent times.
He said that students' body wanted all modern facilities installed in the institute to provide best possible care and treatment to infected people