Treatment at private hospitalsGovt works out caps for Covid patients


Treatment at private hosp
By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, May 26 : The State Government has put a cap on the charge of treating COVID-19 patients at private hospitals.
The upper limit of charges fixed by  the Government are as follows;
General/Isolation without O2 support-Rs 3,000 per day
General/Isolation with O2 support-Rs 5,000 per day
High Dependency Unit (HDU)- Rs 7,000 per day
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) without ventilator use- Rs 8,000 per day
ICU with ventilator use-Rs 10,000 per day.
The charges above include registration charge, bed charge, nursing and boarding charge, medicine and drugs, oxygen charges, pathology and radiology test.
However, high end medicine like Remdesivir can be charged separately at the rate of Rs 3,400 per dose (current GoI prescribed rate). Also, PPE costs may be charged separately based on actual use and the cost should be sub-allocated among patients based on rounds taken by the doctor and nurses, said the Government order.
Further, it informed that PMJAY (Prime Minister’s Jan Arogya Yojana) and CMHT (Chief Minister’s Hakshelgi Tengbang) cover COVID-19 hospitalization expenses of beneficiaries.