Telangana : Health Minister instruct private hospitals to stick to government rates

Apr 11 2021 06:01 PM
Telangana : Health Minister instruct private hospitals to stick to government rates

As corona infection spread all around the world in its second wave many cases are reported in India as well. Indian states are also drastically effected with infection. In this queue, Telangana State government has on Saturday sought cooperation from private healthcare institutions to break the surge. Let us share that Health Minister Eatala Rajender  held deliberations with private medical colleges and teaching hospitals, said private hospital managements had come forward to contribute to the battle against the virus.

In a statement Rajender said  that “We have told them clearly that they cannot inflate medical bills and that they have to follow the rates set by the State government last year. They are free to charge whatever rates they want from their VIP patients. However, patients referred by local district health officials will have to be treated at the rates that were set by us,”.

However it is needed to share that to cope up in facility, there are close to 12,000 hospital beds under private teaching hospitals, corporate hospitals and healthcare facilities recognised by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NAPBH) in Telangana. Rajender also pointed out that Telangana had good infrastructure when it came to RT-PCR tests. There were 60 private laboratories that could conduct at least 20,000 tests in a day while another 20 government laboratories can conduct at least 8,000 RT-PCR tests a day.

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