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“Good! We appreciate the stand; we completely appreciate this stand!": Kerala HC Appreciates State Government’s Measures For Covid Treatment

Lawstreet Journal 12 May 2021 10:31pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary “Good! We appreciate the stand; we completely appreciate this stand!": Kerala HC Appreciates State Government’s Measures For Covid Treatment

A Division Bench comprising of Justices Devan Ramachandran and Dr Kauser Edappagath, on Monday, 10 May 2021, in a special sitting convened by Kerala High Court to discuss measures to rationalise COVID-19 treatment tariffs across private hospitals, lauded the Government of Kerala for its latest order detailing tariffs for various components of Covid-19 treatment in private hospitals.

At the hearing today, the State Attorney informed the Court that 50% of beds in government and private hospitals, ESIC hospitals, and medical colleges were reserved for Covid treatment. 

The order notified that rates per day in General Wards of National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers-accredited hospitals (NABH hospitals) and non-NABH hospital rates would be fixed at Rs 2910 and 2645 respectively as the State Attorney submitted. 

The rates, applicable to persons who were not covered by the government's Karunya Scheme (KASP) or government-sponsorship, would operate in nursing homes and private hospitals, the order specifies. The rate would be inclusive of oxygen, medicine and drugs, nursing and boarding charges etc. High end investigations such as CT, HRCT etc. would be excluded. 

The rates of PPE kits, medications and such other tests would be governed by the Maximum Retail Price or any other notification or order regulating the same as and when published. 

The State Attorney emphasized that rates of RT-PCR tests would be as charged in a previous Government Order capping rate at Rs 500. As per the new order, District Medical Officers and authorities under the Kerala Clinical Establishments Act, 2018 and Rules would operate as… Continue Reading...

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