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The Medisep scheme, which partners 13 private hospitals outside the State, 323 private and cooperative institutions within the State and 143 government hospitals, completed one year on Saturday.
According to the order of the Finance Department, which came into effect on April 1, these surgeries can be done only in government hospitals enrolled with Medisep.
The latest order says that no decision should be taken on January 10’s directive until yet another order is released.
The CM has convened an urgent meeting of coop hospitals at noon on August 27. Besides, the administration has started training private hospitals on the scheme.
As per the complaints patients are being turned away from a few hospitals stating that the MEDISEP does not cover certain diseases.
Kerala's health insurance scheme has evolved into perhaps the country's largest health insurance scheme for govt employees and pensioners, benefiting 30 lakh people.
The fresh set of surrogacy rules issued through a gazette notification has also mandated that the insurance plan should be from a recognised firm.
The government has not cleared the dues of hospitals for the free COVID-19 treatment provided when the pandemic was at its peak.
The present hurdle has been caused due to the reluctance of some of the big private hospitals in Thiruvananthapuram to join the scheme.