The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, May 6
While reiterating his commitment that every needy has the first right on the Government, Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal announced to give medical assistance to the BPL families so that needy or poor persons do not lose their life because of financial issues during this Pandemic.
The Chief Minister, while addressing a digital press conference here today, announced that the Haryana Government will provide assistance of Rs 5,000 per patient per day (maximum 7 days) i.e. Rs 35,000 to the patients belonging to BPL who are admitted in Private hospitals and are on oxygen or ICU support.
Besides this, the private hospitals would also be given an incentive of Rs 1,000 per patient per day or up to a maximum of Rs 7,000, for giving admission preference to COVID-19 patients belonging to Haryana announced the Chief Minister. Thereby for BPL patients an amount of Rs 42,000 will be provided by the State Government as medical assistance, said Sh. Manohar Lal.
Manohar Lal said that the rates of beds and other facilities have been fixed for COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment in private hospitals of the State. Currently, 42 private hospitals in the State are treating COVID patients. The Government has fixed rate of Rs. 10,000 for isolation beds in NABH and JCI accredited hospitals, Rs. 15,000 for ICU beds without ventilators and Rs. 18,000 per day for ICU beds with ventilators. Similarly, in non-NABH accredited hospitals, the rates have been fixed at Rs. 8,000 for isolation beds, Rs. 13,000 for ICU beds without ventilators and Rs. 15,000 per day for ICU beds with ventilators, he informed.
On this occasion, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Director General, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, Dr. Amit Agrawal and Principal Media Advisor to Chief Minister Vinod Mehta were present on the occasion.