KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 14
Earlier, only the reports tested at government hospitals and laboratories were valid for claims. After receiving criticism from the public on the previous provision the board has amended the policy.
Based on the amended directive, any COVID-19 patient with a PCR report from any government or private hospital can claim insurance and receive the amount within seven days. However, the new provision has added limitations on claiming insurance.
As per the new provision, patients have to submit a recommendation letter from their respective local government to claim the insurance amount. Moreover, if the insurance company has doubts on the report then the patient will have to bear all the treatment expenses on their own.
Meanwhile, those patients without symptoms and staying in home isolation will only receive 25 per cent of the total insurance amount while patients who have been receiving treatment in hospitals will receive 75 per cent of the insurance amount.
However, the provision