Goa government hospitals will not be give free treatment for patients of other states : cm manohar parrikar
Panaji, INS, In Goa state-run hospitals, the patients coming from other states will be charged for the treatment. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that the Goa government is responsible for the residents of the state and that is why this step has been taken. Although we do not have any objection from the patients coming from neighboring states, the fees are kept very low for them.
In hospitals, the fee will be applicable from January 1, 2018. The Chief further said that patients from outside will not be charged for emergency services. This fee will be for very specific procedures, which will not require urgent attention.
The Chief Minister has informed that these are the procedures fixed, for which only 20 per cent is being charged. According to the new rules introduced by the State Health Ministry, patients coming from outside will be charged 50 rupees per bed per day in four major government hospitals of the state.
Parrikar said that under the universal insurance scheme of the Ministry of Health, a health card will be issued by the state government, which will be used to identify local residents living outside the state. Every resident should have this card. This card will be released after proper identification and the Aadhar card will be connected with it. With this, those who have the card automatically will get priority.