Government fixes therapy price at personal hospitals

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 16

To test profiteering by personal hospitals through the Covid pandemic, the state authorities has mounted therapy charges. The choice was introduced on Thursday after a Covid evaluation video-conference assembly chaired by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.

The charges finalised for personal hospitals and medical schools by Dr KK Talwar Committee cowl isolation beds, ICU therapy and hospitalisation fees per day of admission.

For reasonable illness requiring isolation beds, together with supportive care and oxygen, the charges per day of admission are mounted at Rs 10,000 for all personal medical schools/NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers) personal hospitals with instructing programme from the National Board of Examination (NBE), Rs 9,000 for NABH accredited hospitals (together with personal medical schools with out PG/DNB course) and Rs 8,000 for non-NABH accredited hospitals.

The charges throughout these classes of hospitals for extreme illness (ICU with out want for ventilator) have been capped, respectively, at Rs 15,000, Rs 14,000 and Rs 13,000, whereas for very extreme or important sufferers, the charges mounted at Rs 18,000, Rs 16,500 and Rs 15,000, respectively.

All these charges are inclusive of PPE price, says an official.

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