Both govt and private hospitals in city packed beyond capacity with hundreds of patients
Krishna health department to act against hospitals giving dengue treatment without Elisa test for confirmation
The health ministry has also asked the private hospitals not to refuse treatment or admission to any patient suffering from mosquito-borne diseases.
At present, private ambulances, especially those in the rural areas, do not have oxygen supply.
According to the health officials, the hospitals should not confirm dengue until and unless they get the samples tested positive after Elisa test.
Telangana government to pay Rs 360 crore, Telangana Aarogyasri Network Hospital Association calls off strike
The minister said that he will ensure a mechanism for making payments to hospitals every month. He said he would also take steps for clearance of all arrears.
They threatened to withdraw medical services under Aarogyasri from August if the dues are not paid, and asked for the payment package under the scheme to be revised.
Licences can be cancelled if they refuse treatment to accident, acid attack and burn victims.
The issue was raised by the opposition MLAs in the Assembly after the authorities of a private hospital in Khandagiri area.
The Speaker’s ruling came as members cutting across party lines targeted private hospitals for exploiting poor patients.
Monitoring epidemic outbreak in the district had hit a hurdle with several private hospitals failing to report epidemic outbreak to the health department.
The friction between private hospitals and public insurance companies would have affected patients, had they relied on them.
The court directed the DGHS to file an affidavit in response to the PIL and listed it for further hearing on May 14.
The committee will also look into hospital ranking on the basis of infrastructure and uniform fee among others.
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare admitted that the rate of C-Sec procedures in the country is considerably higher in the private sector than the WHO-recommended rate of 10-15 per cent.