Revised Entitlement of Hospital Bed & Rooms to all ECHS Beneficiary : Points Raised from Beneficiaries

Regional Centre ECHS, Naval Base , Kochi  has approached the Central Organisation ECHS, New Delhi regarding revision of entitlement of Rooms while admitted in Hospital.

During the interaction with PCs a pertinent point has been projected with regards to scales of accommodation authorised to a beneficiaries. The suggessions from the PCs are:-

Option 1 : As per the revised accommodation tariffs an OR is authorised Rs 1500 per day, a JCO Rs 3000 and an Officer Rs 4500. It is proposed that ECHS should take a relook at the existing division of the accommodation category in to general wards, semi private room and private rooms. It is felt that within the given amount everyone can be provided a room. Instead of calling it by ward, semi private and private, the category should be Non-AC and Deluxe Rooms with the room rents remaining the same.

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Option 2 : The other option is to state the laid down financial limit for accommodation and a decent private accommodation with single toilet should be made available to the patient and the difference if any should be payable by the patient availing the facility as per the pre stated tariff of the hospital.

The Regional Centre has requested to the Centranisation, ECGHS to provide necessary directive and guidelines on the points raised by the beneficiary.   Original copy of the letter is reproduced here.

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