Karnataka Govt revises package rates for referred patients in private hospitals

 Karnataka Govt revises package rates for  referred patients in private hospitals
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Bengaluru, May 06, 2021: The state government has revised package rates for the Public Health Institution and Private Healthcare Organizations for the treatment of Government referred COVID-19 patients.

The Department of Health and Family Welfare through an order issued on June 23, 2020, had ordered reserving of beds in private hospitals for treatment of Government referred COVID 19 patients.

An order has been issued on April 6, 2021, by the Chairman State Executive Committee, SDMA, directing the aforementioned order of the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services to be in force until further orders.

At the meeting on May 1, the Private hospitals submitted a representation before the Chief Minister requesting to enhance the package rates of treatment in each category taking into account the increasing costs in recruiting manpower and consumables costs.

The representation has been considered in depth by the Director of Health and Family Welfare and the Technical Committee.

The following package rates inclusive of PPEs and other consumables shall apply for the treatment of COVID 19 patients.

(a) Package rates for COVID 19 patients per day referred by the Public Health Authorities from the date of issue of this Notification shall be as follows:

Isolation ICU without ventilator9,750
Isolation ICU with ventilator11,500

The order states that non-adherence/non-compliance to the order by any private Healthcare Providers will be liable to be proceeded against as per the provisions of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, besides legal action under the relevant section of IPC, and other legal provisions as applicable.

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