Karnal, January 9th
The administration of Karnal has instructed the private hospitals in the district to give their consent to the treatment of Covid patients and to announce the number of beds available on their portal.
Hospitals were also asked not to charge more than the fixed price and to ensure treatment on the Ayushman card. The hospitals that charge additional amounts must take action.
The district reported 181 cases on Sunday. While 17 patients recovered, the active cases rose to 772. However, the positive sign is that the majority of patients are asymptomatic and in domestic isolation.
In particular, the Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College (KCGMC) has an isolation ward with 30 beds. “Given the increase in cases, we have asked private hospitals to give their consent to treat Covid patients,” said Nishant Kumar Yadav, Deputy Commissioner.
“All hospitals will also be reviewing the proper availability of oxygen, beds and medication so they can handle the situation easily in the coming days,” he added.
In the meantime, Dr. Yogesh Sharma, civil surgeon, said the private hospitals had been asked to provide the Ministry of Health with information on every positive case. “A separate ward for Civid patients needs to be set up in private hospitals.”
He said the non-NABH certified hospital would charge 8,000 rupees per day for facilities like isolation beds with oxygen, while 13,000 rupees would be charged for a bed without a ventilator and 15,000 rupees for a bed with ventilators, including everything. “NABH certified hospitals charge Rs 10,000 per day for an isolation bed with oxygen and other facilities, Rs 15,000 for a bed without a ventilator, and Rs 18,000 for a bed with a ventilator. All hospitals have to show the tariffs. ”- TNS