Govt fixes rates for private hospitals
Chief Secy’s order says non-compliance will attract criminal charges
The Karnataka government has announced the following rates for treatment of Covid-19 patients referred by the authorities to private hospitals, as well as for Covid-19 patients directly admitted by private hospitals, as per an order issued on Tuesday by Chief Secretary Vijay Bhaskar.
As per the order, 50 per cent of beds in private hospitals shall be reserved for government-referred cases. This will be calculated irrespective of the fact that the beds are located in general wards, sharing wards or private wards.
The Chief Secretary’s order states that non-compliance with the order will attract punishment under the Disaster Management Ac! 2005 and the Indian Penal Code.
The rates for government-referred cases:
General ward – Rs 5,200
HDU – Rs 7,000
Isolation ICU without ventilator — Rs 8,500
Isolation ICU with ventilator – Rs 10,000
The rates for non-insured cases directly admitted by private hospitals:
General ward –Rs 10,000
HDU –Rs 12,000
Isolation ICU without ventilator — Rs 15,000
Isolation ICU with ventilator – Rs 25,000
In case of unforeseen complications / surgeries/ other co-morbid conditions /pregnancy, etc., additional packages under ABArK will apply.
All categories eligible
Furthermore, the order says all Covid-I9 patients, including those belonging to BPL and APL categories, migrant labourers and inter-state retumees without a PDS card, shall be considered eligible in view of the unprecedented pandernic situation.
These rates will not be applicable for patients subscribing to insurance packages as well as to agreements/MoUs entered into between the hospitals and corporate entities.
Requisitioning of hospitals for patients will be done by the BBMP Commissioner in respect of Bengaluru Urban and Rural, and by Deputy Commissioners in respect of other districts.