Punjab Govt Fixed COVID Treatment Expenses in Private Hospitals

Checking the menace of money-making by charging exorbitantly for COVID-19 treatment by private hospitals, the Punjab Government led by Captain Amarinder Singh has fixed  COVID treatment rates for them. 

The rates, finalised for Private Hospitals and Medical Colleges by Dr K.K. Talwar Committee, cover isolation beds, ICU treatment and hospitalisation charges, per day of admission.

Private Medical Colleges / NABH Private Hospitals with teaching programme from NBE, NABH accredited Private Hospitals (Including Private morning Medical Colleges without PG/DNB Course)for Non- NABH accredited Private Hospitals.
For Severe Sickness (ICU without need for ventilator):Rs 15,000Rs. 14,000 Rs. 13,000
Very Severe or Critical patients:Rs. 18,000Rs. 16,500 Rs. 15,000
For Moderate Sickness (requiring Isolation Beds, including supportive care and oxygen, the rates per day of admission): Rs 10,000Rs 9000 Rs. 8000
For Mild Sickness (the per day admission rates have been fixed)Rs. 6,500Rs 5,500Rs 4,500

*All these rates are inclusive of PPE cost, according to an official spokesperson.

In the wake of increasing number of complaints received by the state government of private hospitals charging exorbitantly for COVID treatment, the Dr K.K. Talwar Committee and the state health and family welfare department was tasked to fixed rates for private hospitals by state Chief Minister.

Source: The Tribune

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