EMPANELMENT CRITERIA

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch
Medical Cell

No. 1511-F (MED)                                                                                                                              dt. 25-02-11

Memorandum

nsequent upon revision of Rate List under the West Bengal Health Scheme, 2008, the State Government felt necessity of revision of the parameters for empanelment of Private Hospitals/ Nursing Homes/ Diagnostic Centres under the Health Scheme. Accordingly, the Governor is pleased to fix the following revised parameters for empanelment of the Health Care Organisations under the Scheme.

A. Minimum bed requirement for empanelment under the Scheme- within the State:-
(I) Multispeciality Hospital-

      1. Class-A and larger cities:- Having more than 50 beds.
      2. Class-B & Class-C cities and smaller areas:- 25 beds or more.

(II) Unispeciality Hospital-

        25 beds or more.

(III) Day Care Units or Hospitals-

        10 beds or more with provisions for overnight stay- for large cities and small areas.

(IV) Diagnostic Centres-

       Large Laboratories with/ without Imaging Centres.

B. Classification of hospitals on the basis of bed criteria:-

(I) Multispeciality Hospital-

       1. Class-1: 80 beds and above.
       2. Class-2: 45 beds and above.
       3. Class-3: 25 beds and above.

(II) Unispeciality Hospital-

       1. Class-1: 50 beds or more..
       2. Class-2: 25 beds or more.
       3. Class-3: 25 beds or more.

(III) Day Care Centres-

       1. Class-1: 50 beds or more..
       2. Class-2: 25 beds or more.
       3. Class-3: 10 beds or more.

(IV) Diagnostic Centres-

1. Class-1: (a) Having license as large laboratory under CE Rules, 2003 and/ or stand alone radiology centre with digital imaging, sonology, CT and/ or MRI facilities.
(b) Having NABL or CAP accreditation.
(c) Empanelment under an independent External Quality Assurance Programme for all specialities.
(d) Meeting not less than 80% of all the requirements and all the essential requirements.

2. Class-2: (a) Having license as large laboratory under CE Rules, 2003 and/ or stand alone radiology centre with digital imaging, sonology, CT and/ or MRI facilities.
(b) Empanelment under an independent External Quality Assurance Programme for all specialities.
(c) Following Essential Criteria of Diagnostic Laboratories norms of Quality Council of India.
(d) Meeting not less than 70% of all the requirements and all the essential requirements.

3. Class-3: (a) Having license as large laboratory under CE Rules, 2003 and/ or stand alone radiology centre with digital imaging, sonology, CT and/ or MRI facilities.
(b) Empanelment under an independent External Quality Assurance Programme for all specialities.
(c) Meeting not less than 60% of all the requirements and all the essential requirements.

B. Standards (Hospitals/ Nursing Homes):

1. Class-1: Meeting not less than 90% of all the requirements and all essential requirements as fixed earlier.
2. Class-2: Meeting not less than 80% of all the requirements and all essential requirements as fixed earlier.
3. Class-3: Meeting not less than 70% of all the requirements and all essential requirements as fixed earlier.

All other criteria will remain same as before.

PERFORMANCE BANK GUARANTEE

The Hospital / Diagnostic Centre shall furnish a continuous, revolving and irrevocable Performance Bank Guarantee from a nationalized Bank for a period of 05 years in the following manner:-

       A. Class-1 Multispeciality Hospital : Rs. 2,50,000/-
       B. Class-2 Multispeciality Hospital : Rs. 2,00,000/-
       C. Class-3 Multispeciality Hospital : Rs. 1,50,000/-
       D. Class-1 Unispeciality Hospital : Rs. 2,00,000/-
       E. Class-2 Unispeciality Hospital : Rs. 1,50,000/-
       F. Class-3 Unispeciality Hospital : Rs. 1,00,000/-
       G. Class-1 Diagnostic Centres : Rs. 1,00,000/-
       H. Class-2 Diagnostic Centres : Rs. 75,000/-
       I. Class-3 Diagnostic Centres : Rs. 50,000/-

The above revised parameters will be applicable for new empanelment as well as renewal of the Health Care Organisations under the West Bengal Health Scheme, 2008

Sd/-
Officer on Special Duty &
Ex-Officio Special Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal