Why private hospitals, IMA oppose standarised healthcare rates

A mandatory provision under the Clinical Establishment Rules requires the Central government to fix the fees chargeable at private facilities.

BySouth First Desk

Published Mar 07, 2024 | 1:26 PMUpdatedMar 07, 2024 | 1:26 PM

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On Tuesday, 27 February, the Supreme Court chided the Union government for its inability to specify a range of rates for accessing services at private hospitals and clinical establishments and sought immediate amends. However, healthcare providers say the rates proposed may not align with the actual costs incurred by hospitals, leading to potential closures due to financial constraints.

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