Uttarakhand: COVID’s patients will be cashless on Ayushman Golden Card in private hospitals

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State Health Authority will issue guidelines to registered hospitals
Hospitals without a golden card will charge minimum cost from COVID patients

The Uttarakhand government has allowed private hospitals to treat corona infected. Under the State Atal Ayushman Yojana, Golden Cardholders will get cashless treatment in registered private hospitals. Private hospitals registered under the scheme will have to provide cashless treatment facilities following the standards of COVID.

If a patient undergoing treatment for any other disease in private hospitals is found to be corona infected, he/she will not need to be referred to the government-approved COVID Hospital.

Private hospitals can treat the infected by following the guidelines issued by the Center for COVID treatment. Golden cardholder patients will get cashless treatment.

Will only have to pay for medical equipment

At the same time, the actual or minimum cost of medical equipment used during the treatment of private hospital COVID will be taken extra from the patients without the Golden Card.

The rates prescribed for the treatment of respiratory and flu-related diseases in the Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana will be paid by the government to private hospitals at the same rates. Soon, guidelines will be issued to hospitals in this regard.
– DK Kotia, President, State Health Authority

In registered hospitals, Golden Cardholder patients will get free treatment, while COVID patients without Golden Card will be able to take minimum expenses. At the same time, hospitals will have to follow the guidelines of COVID treatment mandatory.
– Dr. Pankaj Kumar Pandey, Secretary in-charge, Health

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