BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has asked the Director of Medical Education and Training (DMET) for inspection of new private hospitals for empanelment under Odisha State Treatment Fund (OSTF) which provides financial assistance to the poor patients for treatment of their major ailments.
The Health and Family Welfare Department has sent the DMET a list of private hospitals, which have applied for the empanelment, for inspection and signing of a memorandum of understanding under OSTF.
An official said the DMET has been directed to form technical committees to visit the intended hospitals and collect information whether the hospitals have the required specialists (regular), infrastructure and equipment for treatment of all or any of the diseases claimed.
“The committee will verify whether the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) rate for the treatment of the diseases is available and the hospital prepared to treat the patients with the prescribed price,” he said.
Sources said Care Hospital at Chandrasekharpur, Hi-Tech Medical College and Hospital at Pandara and Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital at Khandagiri have applied for empanelment under the State scheme. The inspection teams will also look into the facilities available in the hospitals for treatment of the specified diseases for which they have applied for inclusion and submit reports.
“Besides, the hospitals will be verified whether they have been empanelled under CGHS, ESI, RSBY and BKKY. The committee will submit reports on the performance of the hospitals under such schemes,” the official said.
On October 21, last year, the State Government had de-empanelled Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) and SUM Hospital following a fire mishap that led to the death of 30 persons. The medical institution has applied for consideration of re-empanelment.