Mangaluru, Apr 7: The health minister U T Khader of Karnataka has warned private medical institutions of consequences if they say no to join the government’s Mukhyamantri Harish Santwana humanitarian policy and offer trauma care to road traffic accident (RTA) victims. According to him, the government would change the Karnataka Private Nursing Home (Regulation) Act if the institutions were reluctant to join the scheme.
Since the launch of this helpful scheme that was introduced on March 8, almost 400 accident victims have benefited. The policy makes sure instant medical treatment for victims of road accidents in the Golden Hour (48 hours) and cashless benefits to victims with a maximum amount of Rs 25,000 per victim. The minister showed concern related to the treatment costs going above the set limit. The health department had the conversation with top medical professionals and had arrived at this cost which covered seven special care process and more than 500 other procedures.