Bhopal : Health has now become an industry in Madhya Pradesh. The state cabinet, on Tuesday, endorsed “The Health Service Investment Policy-2012”. The objective of the policy, a government communiqué said, is to expand and promote health services in Madhya Pradesh.
In the policy, status of industry has been accorded to health service sector with a view to making available adequate facilities to investors. In this regard, separate rules and procedures will be chalked out as per Industrial Promotion Policy and it will be endorsed by Apex Investment Promotion Empowered Committee constituted under Industrial Promotion Policy. Capital Investment Subsidy amounting to 25 per cent will be given on opening minimum 100-beded hospital, medical college, nursing and paramedical school and college in cities with less than 10 lakh population. Its upper limit will be Rs. three crore in cities upto 10 lakh population and Rs. five crore in cities with more population.
Maximum subsidy upto 25 percent will be given of prescribed fees will be given for skill upgradation training of nursing and paramedical staff. Annual fees of Rs. 75 thousand is prescribed for ANM training and Rs. one lakh for staff training. All the hospitals and medical colleges with 300 or more beds will be upgraded to super speciality hospitals or medical colleges. All these concessions will be availably only when expanded capacity is 50 percent more than the basic capacity and new investment is 50 percent more than the original investment.
In the policy, multi super speciality and minimum 200-bed hospital and minimum 750-bed medical colleges will be considered as major projects and given subsidy on investment and loan. Subsidy worth 25 percent will be given on opening multi, super speciality hospital and medical college in cities with up to 10 lakh population. Its maximum limit will be Rs. three crore and loan subsidy Rs. 30 lakh. On opening multi, super speciality hospital and medical college in cities with above 10 lakh population, 25 percent investment subsidy will be given. Its maximum limit will be Rs. five crore and loan subsidy Rs. 30 lakh.
Under Health Service Investment Policy, if multi and super speciality hospital is proposed in an area outside municipal limits then five acre land will be made available for 200-bed hospital and 10 acre for 500-bed hospital at 25 percent premium. Maximum 25 acre land will be allotted to medical college to be established outside municipal limits on Rs. one premium. In it, minimum investment limit will be Rs. 300 crore provided investment is completed in five years. Apex Investment Promotion Empowered Committee headed by the Chief Minister will have powers to take decisions pertaining to explanation and amendment in the policy.