The State has been combating the surge in COVID-19 cases during the second wave requiring hospitalisation in huge numbers. COVID bed occupancy in hospitals are reaching saturation in many districts in both Government and Private hospitals. In these circumstances as per Government Order read as 3rd paper above Government have decided to set apart 50% of the beds in Government, Private (including Private Medical Colleges), cooperative and ESI Hospitals exclusively for the treatment of COVID -19 patients requiring hospitalisation.
Earlier as per Government Order read as 1 st paper above the State Government have incorporated specific treatment packages in the current transaction system whereby the KASP beneficiaries and government referred patients can avail free treatment for Covid-19 in all the Empanelled Private Hospitals.
As per the Interim Order in W.P. (C) No. 10659/2021(S) read above , the Honourable High Court of Kerala has directed the state to arrive at treatment package rates for Private Hospitals for Walk-in Covid-19 patients before the next sitting on the 10th May 2021. Multiple rounds of discussions were held with the Private Hospital Associations by the Principal Secretary Health, State Health Agency and Director of Health Services. Based on the discussions, the rates to be charged by the Private hospitals for treatment of COVID-19 were recommended.
Government have examined the proposals in detail and hereby notify the following rates for regulating the prices to be charged by Private Hospitals and private nursing homes in providing quality care to directly Walk in COVID-19 Patients (Other than KASP beneficiories and Government referred patients) in the State of Kerala.
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