COVID-19 treatment rates slashed
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The Haryana government has slashed the rates for the treatment of COVID-19 at private hospitals by nearly 60 per cent in Faridabad and Gurugram, with rates coming into effect from Friday.

“The maximum rates for COVID-19 treatment will have to be between Rs 15,000 and Rs 18,000 per day,” said a state government order.

It may be mentioned here that the cost of COVID-19 in Faridabad and Gurugram’s top hospitals before the announcement ranged from Rs 23,000 for an isolation bed up to Rs 80,000 for ICU beds per day.

The government notification further mentioned that the hospitals not accredited by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) will now be allowed to charge only Rs 8,000 for isolation beds, including supportive care and oxygen.

Moreover, for an ICU bed without a ventilator, such hospitals will be able to charge Rs 13,000 and with a ventilator (invasive/non-invasive) it can charge Rs 15,000.

“In case of NABH-accredited hospitals, isolation beds will be available for Rs 10,000, ICU without ventilation for Rs 15,000 and ICU with a ventilator for Rs 18,000,” the notification added.

The packages, moreover, will cover the entire cost except for experimental therapies., the order said.

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