A US parliamentary committee accuses Philips of charging too high a price for equipment needed to fight the corona virus. The company received a report on Friday and says it does not recognize itself in the image.

It concerns the supply of hospital fans. The North American branch of Philips signed a contract in 2014 to supply ten thousand of these fans to hospitals to stock them in the event of a pandemic.

The House of Representatives committee now concludes that the company never supplied those fans, but did sell a similar product at much higher prices after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Philips says that in the 2014 contract, agreements were made about a cheaper and simpler type of fans. When the development and production is complete, they will still be delivered, the company says.