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Punjab Govt Fixes COVID-19 Treatment Charges

Chandigarh: To test profiteering by personal hospitals, the Amarinder Singh authorities in Punjab, right here on Thursday, mounted the Covid-19 remedy charges.

The charges, finalised for personal hospitals and medical schools by the Ok.Ok. Talwar Committee, cowl isolation beds, ICU remedy and hospitalisation fees per day.

For reasonable illness requiring isolation beds, together with supportive care and oxygen, charges have been mounted at Rs 10,000 per day for personal medical school and hospitals, Rs 9,000 for NABH accredited hospitals, together with personal medical schools, 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 at Rs 15,000, Rs 14,000 and Rs 13,000, respectively. For very extreme or important sufferers these have been mounted at Rs 18,000, Rs, 16,500 and Rs 15,000, respectively.

All these charges are inclusive of PPE price, in keeping with an official spokesperson.

To encourage personal hospitals to cater to gentle illness instances additionally, the Talwar panel has mounted per day admission charges for such instances at Rs 6,500, Rs 5,500 and Rs 4,500, respectively.

The choice comes amid complaints obtained by the state authorities that personal hospitals are charging exorbitantly for Covid-19 remedy.

The Chief Minister, who had additionally obtained complaints, had requested the the Talwar panel and the Well being and Household Welfare Division to look into the matter and work out the charges after discussions with personal hospitals.

(IANS)

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