I can totally understand if a super specialty hospital requires services of a highly specialized worker who can perform superior job and hence he/she deserves a higher pay. But why such a clause is made applicable to all employees? For ex: what is the difference between a sweeper or a clerk or a computer operator in primary care hospital and super specialty hospital?
If quantity of the work is more due to bigger size of the hospital, more staff will be employed anyway. But what is the qualitative difference in their work that requires hospital to pay higher wages?
Let us also note that bigger the hospital is, better will be the facilities for patients as well as for employees. For ex: better cafeteria, better campus, cleaner working conditions, better security/protection, streamlined policies and procedures etc. When employee anyway enjoys such better overall working conditions, what is the logic behind higher minimum wage structure? Maybe I am missing a point, kindly help me understand if you know.
Does this also mean that higher level of hospitals can charge higher for anything and everything? For ex: if a primary care hospital charges Rs.30/- for a small treatment, is a super specialty hospital expected to charge 10%, 15%, 20% or 30% more for the same treatment depending on their status?
Finally, does government pay higher for RSBY, ESI related treatments if the hospital is of higher class? Do other private insurance companies also recognize this fact?