Kerala clarifies on free treatment in private hospitals

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The Kerala Government has issued a public notice for clarity on facilitating free treatment of Covid-19 patients in designated private hospitals in the state.

The move came after many patients, without fully understanding the announcement of the state government scheme, approached private hospitals in the hope of getting free treatment.

In the notice the government said that patients with Karunya Arogya Suraksha Padhati (KASP) could avail free treatment in private hospitals. The Government of Kerala will bear all the expenses of Covid treatment of the eligible beneficiaries.

If a non KASP patient desires to go to the private Hospitals, they may do so by contacting the respective Private Hospitals and bear the expenses at the rates fixed by the Government in the hospitals, the notice clarified.

If the non KASP patient is having Covid Kavach or Covid Raksha health care coverage, they may avail the health services from the empanelled hospitals of the respective insurance providers, it said.

The patient shall follow transportation guidelines while accessing the health services to avoid transmission of infection during travel, the notice added.


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