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Parliamentary panel on COVID-19: Pvt hospitals charged exorbitant fees; spending on health abysmally low

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New Delhi: Amid rising COVID-19 cases, inadequate beds in government hospitals and absence of specific guidelines for COVID treatment resulted in private hospitals charging exorbitant fees, a parliamentary panel on Saturday said, asserting that a sustainable pricing model could have averted many deaths.Chairperson of the parliamentary standing committee on health Ram Gopal Yadav submitted the report on 'Outbreak of Pandemic Covid-19 and its Management', to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu.This is the first report by any parliamentary committee on the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.Underlining that healthcare spending in the country with a population of 1.3 billion is "abysmally low", the panel said fragility of Indian..

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