Why Can't Pvt Hospitals, Given Land for Free, Treat Covid-19 Patients Free of Cost, SC Asks Centre

Why Can't Pvt Hospitals, Given Land for Free, Treat Covid-19 Patients Free of Cost, SC Asks Centre

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked why the private hospitals, given land free of cost by the government, cannot treat Covid-19 patients for free.

It questioned the central government if there is any impediment in obligating such private hospitals with treatment of coronavirus patients.

"They have been given land either free of cost or at a very nominal cost. These private charitable hospitals should treat them for free," a bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.

The bench asked Mehta to identify such private hospitals, which have been allotted land on the ground of charity, and submit its views after a week.

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