No more free treatment of poor under OSTF

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No more free treatment of poor under OSTF

Saturday, 01 August 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The State Government has decided to discontinue treatment assistance to poor patients under the Odisha State Treatment Fund (OSTF) in hospitals after July 31.

In a letter to the authorities of Apollo, AMRI, Kalinga, CARE and Hemalata Hospitals, the Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET) has said no hospital would henceforth be allowed to treat patients under OSTF. However, treatment of poor patients under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) would continue.

“You are requested to empanel your hospital under BSKY to enable the poor patients to get their treatment under the State Government’s assistance,” the letter stated.

However, reimbursement claim for patients admitted under OSTF on or before July 31 would be allowed till their discharge from hospitals, said MET Director Dr CBK Mohanty.

Besides, Dr Mohanty wrote to several Government hospitals for disengagement of the DEOs appointed under OSTF after July 31.

He wrote to Medical Superintendents of SCB (Cuttack), MKCG (Brahmapur), VIMSAR (Burla), FM MCH (Baleswar) and PRM MCH (Baripada) and Directors of Capital Hospital (Bhubaneswar) and AHRCC (Cuttack) and CDMOs of Baleswar, Mayurbhanj, Sundargarh, Khodha and Puri to disengage the DEOs.

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