Taking note of problems faced by Delhi citizens, the AAP government has issued strict directions to all private hospitals to accept cheques, demand drafts and online payments from patients.
A circular regarding the same has been issued, after complaints were received that some hospitals were not accepting cheques and demand drafts following demonetisation, leading to inconvenience to patients.
“It is informed that a few cases of non-acceptance of cheques/demand drafts and online payment transfer from customers by certain business houses including hospitals have been reported subsequent to demonetisation of old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 from circulation.”
“In this regard I am directed to covey that all private hospitals and nursing homes in Delhi are hereby instructed to comply with the directions,” said a circular issued by Dr AK Saini, Medical Superintendent, Nursing Home Cell, reported PTI.
The Delhi government has also instructed Chief District Medical officers (CDMOs) to visit private hospitals and nursing homes in their jurisdiction to inspect that these instruction are being complied with by private hospitals and nursing homes and submit an action taken report.