Thursday, 20 January 2022

 

 

LATEST NEWS Battle for UP: Yadavs back with Akhilesh Yadav, after fling with BJP Women's Asia Cup: Experience and camaraderie the key, says hockey goalkeeper Savita Indian-American golfer Akshay Bhatia wins The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic Alia Bhatt-led playwear-for-children launches 'Buy1Give1' initiative Google launches beta of Android games on Windows PCs SA v IND: There were no centuries and big partnership : Shikhar Dhawan Australian Open: Rublev cruises into third round, to clash with Croatia's Cilic Parineeti Chopra is grateful to directors who have brought the best out of her Meera Jasmine opens Instagram account, posts still from comeback movie 'Makal' Balakrishna's 'Akhanda' completes 50 days in theatres successfully Australian Open: Contrasting wins for Swiatek and Sabalenka in Round 2 Andrew Garfield says Heath Ledger was a 'gift to the world' IANS Review: 'Mission Frontline 2': Artfully photographed and notches better than its previous edition IANS Review: 'Bhaukaal 2': An inspiring web series despite oodles of violence and tragedies BCCI committee recommends Ahmedabad, Kolkata as venues for WI ODIs, T20Is For us, the Cricket World Cup is an Olympics event: Jhulan Goswami on her elusive dream Mahesh's next film 'Yevaal' a romantic psychological thriller 'Parasite' director, Robert Pattinson team up for sci-fi movie Shaheer Sheikh's father dies of Covid; 'stay strong', says Aly Goni U19 CWC: India captain Nishant Sandhu happy with performances despite COVID-19 scare Australian Open: Top-10 seeds Muguruza and Kontaveit eliminated in second round

 

Kapurthala Caps Rates For Private Ambulances For Bringing Patients To Hospitals

Web Admin

Web Admin

5 Dariya News

Kapurthala , 04 Aug 2020

To ensure that the patients are charged reasonable rates for ferrying them to the hospitals, the District Administration, Kapurthala has fixed the rates for private ambulances.

Chairing a meeting held here today in this regard at the District Administrative Complex (DAC), Kapurthala, Mrs. Deepti Uppal, Kapurthala, stressed that these are difficult times for everyone and it is imperative that the patients and their families of District Kapurthala have to pay uniform, reasonable rates to the private ambulances for ferrying them to the hospitals and health facilities in time of emergency.The others present in the meeting were Mr. Rahul Chaba, ADC (General), Kapurthala; Dr. (Mrs.) Jasmeet Kaur Bawa, Civil Surgeon, Kapurthala; Dr. (Mrs.) Sarika Duggal, Dy. Medical Commissioner, Kapurthala; Dr. Satpal, SMO, ESI Hospital, Phagwara; Dr. Sandeep Bhola, Medical Officer-cum-Incharge, Navjeevan Kendra, Kapurthala; Dr. Dharminder Singh, Medical Officer, Dr. Harpreet Singh Momi, Medical Officer and others including the owners and drivers of private ambulances.The Civil Surgeon informed that District Kapurthala primarily has the ambulances equipped with Basic Life Support (BLS) and also that since the COVID-19 cases are on the rise and in many cases, the entire family is affected by COVID-19, it is important that the ambulances are equipped with necessary safety measures such as partition between the front half where the driver sits and the rear half where the patient is seated or laid down. 

The ambulance owners and drivers, on the other side, underlined that the oil prices have witnessed increase and even ambulances being special kind of vehicles, the maintenance and repair costs are higher as compared to common four wheelers.After detailed discussions and deliberations, all the members present in the meeting arrived at a consensus and the following rates/slabs were fixed for ferrying patients from the starting point to the health facility and back for private ambulances equipped with Basic Life Support (BLS):

Rs. 800/- for up to 15km;

Rs. 10/- per km if the distance exceeds 15km;

The driver will be compulsorily wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits;

The private ambulance owners/drivers will get the driver’s seat (front portion) and the patient’s corner (rear portion) partitioned with a see-through partition;

The rear/back door of the ambulance will be safely bolted and locked to ensure the safety of the patients and his/her attendants;

The driver will ensure enough stock of fresh PPE kits, N-95 face masks and gloves in the ambulance , and the patient and each of his/her attendant(s) must be provided with a PPE Kit, a N-95 face mask and a pair of gloves before getting into the ambulance. While the rate of a pair of gloves plus one N-95 face mask will be Rs. 50/-, the PPE kits will be provided at the control rate i.e. the same rate at which the driver buys the same. 

The rates/slabs of hiring ambulance in addition to the rates of PPE kits, which will be made available to the patients and attendant(s) on “no profit no loss basis” and that of the N-95 face mask and a pair of gloves, which has been capped at Rs. 50/-, will be displayed prominently both outside the body of the ambulance as well as inside the patient’s corner.The Deputy Commissioner, Kapurthala further directed the Civil Surgeon to establish a mechanism to ensure that the patients do not find any difficulty in getting the facility of ambulances and too within reasonable time, and also to ensure that they are charged at the rates fixed by the District Adninistration, Kapurthala. She further directed that a Nodal Officer from the Health Department be deputed for ensuring the above.

 

Tags: DC Kapurthala , Deepti Uppal , Kapurthala , District Administrative Complex , DAC

 

 

related news

 

 

 

Photo Gallery

 

 

Video Gallery

 

 

5 Dariya News RNI Code: PUNMUL/2011/49000
© 2011-2022 | 5 Dariya News | All Rights Reserved
Powered by: CDS PVT LTD