Chandigarh

Chandigarh health dept fixes Covid treatment cost at private hospitals

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, April 26
The health department of Chandigarh has fixed the treatment charges for COVID patients at private health institutes. The department classified the hospitals into two categories – NABH accredited hospital and Non-NABH accredited hospital. As per the health department, the sickness of any patient has also been divided into three categories – moderate, severe and very severe. In moderate sickness, the patients have to pay Rs 9,000 and Rs. 8,000 for getting isolation beds including supportive care and oxygen in NABH accredited and Non-NABH accredited hospitals respectively. In severe sickness, the charges will be Rs. 14,000 and Rs. 13,000 for getting ICU without need for a ventilator in NABH accredited and Non-NABH accredited hospitals respectively. In very severe sickness, the patients will be charged Rs. 16,500 and Rs. 15,000 for getting ICU with ventilator care in NABH accredited and Non-NABH accredited hospitals respectively. In case of mild sickness, the NABH accredited hospital has to charge Rs. 5,500 per day for admitting a patient whereas the Non-NABH accredited hospitals will not charge more than Rs. 4,500 for the same.

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