Patient coming for PKI either directly or referred by Physician has to undergo a detailed financial screening as per policy.
Depending upon the financial status, the patient is offered either total free or partial payment for treatment. The screening is re-checked by one of the three PKI directors if needed.
After screening the patient, the patient is registered with PAF as PKI patient with unique medical record number for future reference.
HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
For OPD visit, the patient on partial payment will pay Rs 500 as consultation fee compared to Rs. 2500 for a private patient. Patient availing totally free services will not pay any fee.
For surgeries and admissions, the patients on partial payment will submit the pre-decided amount with manager PKI . Hospital will bill PKI for that patient, while patient at time of discharge will not pay any fee. Patient availing totally free services will not pay any fee.
Doctors of PKI do not charge anything; however, the fees are charged in system and are refunded back to PKI.
There is no difference in treatment of PKI vs private patient in hospital as PKI is working as a panel like any other insurance panel. This ensures secrecy and let us to avoid hurting the self-respect of PKI patient.