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Pvt hospital owners, docs in Pilibhit finalize uniform tariff of medical fee

Private hospitals in Pilibhit district will charge uniform fee for various medical consultations, diagnostic tests, different treatments and rent for private wards. This system, the first in any district in UP, will be implemented soon.

Pilibhit: Private hospitals in Pilibhit district will charge uniform fee for various medical consultations, diagnostic tests, different treatments and rent for private wards. This system, the first in any district in UP, will be implemented soon.

District magistrate Sheetal Verma has set January 14 as the deadline for private doctors to evolve a consensus over this issue to avert administrative action.

In a meeting of the Indian Medical Association held here on Friday evening, private hospital owners finalized uniform list of medical and diagnostic charges. This will be presented to the DM on Monday. The doctors also reached an accord on prominently displaying the tariff within the premises of their hospitals.

According to secretary of IMA’s district unit Dr Saurabh Agrawal, the fixed charges include cost of minor surgeries. A consensus of IMA members was also reached on basic tariff of outpatient department (OPD), pathology, diagnostic tests and rent of private wards.

On being asked about the details of tariff, Agrawal said, “Let the DM study and approve the list first.” The tariff list would be produced before the DM on Monday, he said.

On a query if private doctors could be asked to revise the tariff, if not found as per expectations, chief medical officer Dr OP Singh said, “Let the tariff be submitted to the district magistrate. We will review it and if the volume of medical charges for different procedures is found highly inflated, we will take further decision in the matter as per need.(TNN)

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