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Ggn pvt hospitals, schools to face music if cheque payment is denied

The Gurugram authorities will be acting tough on private hospitals and schools who refuse to accept payments through cheques. A complaint on private hospitals and schools not accepting cheques can now even result in the city police filing an FIR against the concerned institution. In absence of effective public healthcare and education system, the city is heavily dependent on the services of private healthcare and education system. 

The strict directive by the city authorities comes at a time when the city is reeling under the severe effects of cash shortage. Even after two weeks most of the banks and ATMs in the city are still finding it a challenge to dispense enough cash.

Providing his reaction to the order, Gurugram Deputy Commissioner (DC) T L Satyprakash said: “The main intention of the Prime Minister to demonetise Rs 500 and 1,000 notes was to make the citizens use legal means in their transactions. Today, when the citizens are facing difficult times, we will not allow the private schools and the hospitals to further harass the them. Transaction through banking means is legal way of conducting transactions and those institutions that refuse to do it will be acted against strongly.”

Satyapraksh further added: “We were receiving complaints by the citizens that private hospitals were refusing the admission of patients due to shortage of cash. The troubled citizens can now be assured that they will not be denied treatment by the hospitals if they pay it through cheques or credit cards. The transactions done through such means will be accounted and there is little scope of corruption in such dealings.”
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