Bhubaneswar, June 25 (LocalWire): The State Health Department has now passed an order asking the private hospitals to bear the cost of the treatment of their employees if they contract Coronavirus.
The notification was issued by the Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET).
This comes after a private hospital in Mancheswar saw 27 of its employees contracting the disease.
“The promoter or the management of private hospitals also owe responsibility for implementation of the infection prevention and control measures,” the order said.
It also added, “If any healthcare worker of a private hospital is infected with the virus during the course of on duty, the concerned hospital authority will bear the treatment and management costs,”
The department has also asked the private hospitals to impart training to their staff on infection control and asked them to appoint nodal officer for Coronavirus management.