The directive got here following complaints by some staff that in some of the empanelled hospitals below the Liberalised Medical Health Scheme, the hospital administration will not be attending Covid-19 sufferers once they go to there.
- PTI New Delhi
- Last Updated: June 13, 2020, 9:58 PM IST
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Saturday issued strict instructions to empanelled hospitals and labs for COVID-19 therapy or admission of its staff as per settlement between the civic physique and the hospitals with none denial, officers mentioned.
The directive got here following complaints by some staff that in some of the empanelled hospitals, the hospital administration will not be attending coronavirus sufferers once they go to there.
So far, 72 staff of the civic physique have examined constructive for the novel coronavirus whereas 4 deaths have been reported.
“It has been reported by some of the employees that in some of the empanelled hospitals, the hospital administration is not attending coronavirus patients when they visit the hospitals. Either they are showing their inability or they are insisting the employees for making cash payment despite the facts that there is cashless treatment agreement with hospitals and labs under the Liberalised Medical Health Scheme for our employees,” a senior civic physique official mentioned.
“The action of such hospitals and diagnostic labs is the violation of terms and conditions of the agreement entered in to with NDMC and protocol of ICMR. This has been viewed very seriously by the NDMC higher authority and issued the strict directions to the empanelled hospitals and labs,” the official added.
The NDMC has already accredited the therapy of COVID-19 to beneficiaries of its Liberalized Medical Health Scheme in all empanelled hospitals, labs and diagnostic centres who shall deal with NDMC beneficiaries at CGHS charges of conservative administration for COVID-19. And thereafter, hospitals or labs elevate the invoice merchandise clever calculation of expenditure to the NDMC.
“We have also approved the medical facility for all contractual and muster roll employees working in the NDMC for a period of three months as a welfare measure for reimbursement of expenditure on treatment of COVID-19 only,” the official mentioned.