The state records worrying surge in number of Covid-19 cases since last week with daily positivity rate close to four per cent.
Claiming that the private hospitals have a major share in medical sector in the country, Director General of Association of Healthcare Providers of India (AHPI) Dr Girdhar Gyani said that they used to provide 80 per cent of super speciality services to patients but were facing problem due to the universal health coverage schemes of the Central and State Governments.
Speaking at the 10th conclave of AHPI here last evening, Dr Gyani said that the cost of treatment services per bed in government hospitals comes to around Rs 8500 which was more in private hospitals. He demanded that billing must be done in government hospitals to give information about the treatment cost so that the patients could get information about the cost of their treatment.
AHPI president Dr Alexander Thomas said: “The government should fix the prices of government health insurance schemes on the basis that private hospitals can benefit from quality medical services. It can be made available to the general public uninterruptedly.”
Dr Ashok Khandaka said that the concept of making India a Vishwaguru of health care in the coming 20 years, artificial intelligence, efficient economic management, maximum use of IT and data, advanced technology, patient satisfaction and safety of health care workers were the prime areas to be developed.
Dr. Vikas Chandra Swaranakar said that with more than 21000 members in the 20 States, the AHPI was working in the direction of the recommendations of the policies laid down by the government.
Rajya Sabha MP Ghanshyam Tiwari and Dr ML Swarnakar, Emeritus Chairperson of the Mahatma Gandhi Hospital jointly inaugurated the conclave by lighting the traditional lamp.