Bengaluru, 22 September 2020:
Hon’ble Minister for Medical Education Dr K Sudhakar said that the State Government will foot the bill of patients who are admitted to private hospital after being registered at the Government hospital.
The minister was responding to the the members of the opposition who accused that Government of misappropriation of Covid-19 relief funds at the on-going monsoon Assembly session.
Answering JDS MLA Shivalingegowda’s question regarding exorbitant bills charged by private hospital, he said there are two kinds of Coronavirus treatments. He explained that the Government will bear full Covid-19 treatment if the patient is admitted to a government or private hospital after being registered and referred through BBMP. However, he said, if the patients directly are admitted to private hospital without registering through BBMP post the test, the patients should get the treatment at their own cost, he said. He said the Government has fixed cap on treatments after it was known that private hospitals are overcharging.
No wrong data by Government
Disagreeing with Opposition leader Siddaramaiah who said that the state government is providing wrong data on Covid-19 situation, the Minister said, “The Government has been giving proper data since the beginning of Coronavirus crisis in the state. Before accusing the government, remember that you have run government yourself. The Coronavirus death rate in the state is at 1.56% at present. It is to be noted that this is less than national average of death rate.”
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