The Delhi government is set to increase package rates to be paid to private hospitals willing to be a part of the upgraded Delhi Arogya Kosh (DAK) scheme by 10%, after a section of hospitals said the money being offered was too low. This means the hospitals will now be paid up to 50% more than the rates offered under the Centre’s Ayushman Bharat scheme. For instance, if a hospital would have received Rs 1 lakh from the Centre for a procedure covered under Ayushman Bharat, it will receive anywhere between Rs 1.1 lakh and Rs 1.5 lakh from the Delhi government if it decides to come under the DAK scheme. The money paid will depend on the hospital’s NABH accreditation and number of beds. In a meeting held with Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain last month, representatives from several private hospitals are learnt to have expressed dissatisfaction over the rates offered by the government, which were already 10-40% above the Ayushman Bharat scheme. There are around 1,100 private hospitals registered with the Delhi government in the city. Only 26 hospitals from Delhi have agreed to be part of the Centre’s Ayushman Bharat scheme so far. Advertising “After a lot… Read full this story
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