Court Order On Regulation of COVID-19 Treatment Costs

Court Order On Regulation of COVID-19 Treatment Costs

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Date added July 9, 2021
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”Health is a social right the should not be left in the hands of service providers” -Mr Mulumba Moses, Executive Director-CEHURD.

On 8th July, the High Court heard the case of Mulumba Moses & Center for Health Human Rights and
Development (CEHURD) vs Attorney General, The Medical and Dental Practitioners Council, & The Minister of health. The case, which was filed on June 24th, 2021 challenged the government, and the medical
council for failure to act in response to exorbitant, unjustified, and extortionate fees hospitals are charging for the
management and treatment of COVID-19.

1. An order of mandamus is hereby issued against the respondents to intervene by making regulations for  reasonable fees payable to  hospitals for management and treatment of COVID 19 patients
2. An order of mandamus is hereby issued compelling the second respondent (UMDPC) to make recommendations to the Minister of Health on reasonable fees chargeable by hospitals for treatment and management of persons suffering from COVID 19.
3. Each party bears its own costs.
Download details of the Court order from the download section.