Haryana Government warns pvt hospitals against fleecing

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 3

Health Minister Anil Vij has said strict action would be taken against hospitals found overcharging for facilities or any other medical assistance from Covid patients in the state.

Vij said the rates of beds and other facilities had been fixed for the Covid patients undergoing treatment in private hospitals of the state. At present, 42 private hospitals in the state are treating Covid patients.

The government has fixed the rates at Rs 10,000 for isolation beds in the NABH and JCI accredited hospitals, Rs 15,000 for ICU beds without ventilators and Rs 18,000 per day for ICU beds with ventilators. Similarly, in non-NABH accredited hospitals, the rates have been fixed at Rs 8,000 for isolation beds, Rs 13,000 for ICU beds without ventilators and Rs 15,000 per day for ICU beds with ventilators.

Vij said the Covid test rates for private labs had also fixed at Rs 450 for RT-PCR, Rs 500 for rapid antigen and Rs 250 for ELISA.

A three-member committee has been constituted for the distribution of tocilizumab injection as per the requirement for patients admitted to government and private hospitals. Covid state nodal officer Dr Dhruv Chaudhary has been appointed as the committee chairman. Apart from this, senior consultant Dr Rajeev Badera and Medanta’s senior doctor Dr Sushila Kataria has been appointed as the members of the committee, which will set the criteria regarding the delivery of injections and other related matters. These injections will be made available to local hospitals through the Civil Surgeons at the purchase price and will be given free of cost to government hospitals and medical colleges.

Vij said about 70 per cent of patients admitted in Haryana hospitals were from Delhi and other adjoining states, who were being treated in the same way as the locals. Around 1,400 students of PG and MBBS final year studying in various medical colleges of the state have been ordered to serve in the hospitals.


GOVT RATES

NABH and JCI accredited hospitals: The fixed rates are Rs 10,000 for isolation beds Rs15,000 for ICU beds without ventilators and Rs 18,000 per day for ICU beds with ventilators

Non-NABH accredited hospitals: The rates are Rs 8,000 for isolation beds, Rs13,000 for ICU beds without ventilators and Rs15,000 per day for ICU beds with ventilators

Private labs: The Covid test rates are Rs 450 for RT-PCR, Rs 500 for rapid antigen and Rs 250 for ELISA

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