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Karnataka govt-private hospitals deadlock impedes covid-19 response system


BENGALURU: Tension between private hospitals and the Karnataka government may boil over as the former has written to the Suvarna Arogya Suraksha Trust (SAST), the nodal agency for settlement of claims, expressing its inability to allot 50% of its total bed strength for state-run covid-19 treatment.

This comes a day after the Private Hospitals & Nursing Homes Association (PHANA) in Bengaluru issued statements expressing concern over the shortage of beds for non-covid-19 treatment. This was met with sharp criticism and a warning from Karnataka’s medical education minister who threatened to take over all private hospitals if they continue to ...


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