West Bengal govt puts cap on advance deposit for private hospitals – kolkata

Non-public hospitals in West Bengal can’t cost sufferers greater than 20 per cent of the estimated price of therapy or a most of Rs 50,000 on the time of admission, as per a brand new directive of the state authorities, a senior official mentioned on Sunday.

The West Bengal Medical Institution Regulatory Fee (WBCERC), in a notification, additionally mentioned personal hospitals shouldn’t refuse admission or therapy if fee was not made instantly.

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“After due deliberation and cautious consideration, it’s determined that scientific institutions wouldn’t be entitled to demand greater than 20 per cent of the estimated price of therapy or a most quantity of Rs 50,000 whichever is much less, on the time of admission,” it mentioned.

In case the affected person isn’t ready to deposit the required quantity on the time of admission, the hospital would grant provisional admission and supply crucial therapy, the notification mentioned.

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“Nevertheless, the admission could be regularised upon the deposit of the quantity inside a interval of 12 hours. In case the deposit isn’t made throughout the time stipulated, the hospital could be at liberty to cancel the provisional admission…,” it added.

In one other advisory, the fee requested hospitals to intimate sufferers relating to billing every day.

Henceforth, all investigations amounting above Rs 2,000 needs to be accomplished with prior intimation to the affected person and his members of the family, it mentioned.

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