Chandigarh Admn Fixes COVID Treatment Expenses in Private Hospitals

The Chandigarh administration has fixed rates for COVID treatment in private hospitals, nursing homes and clinics.

Inclusive package

According to the protocol established by the Administration, the rates for private hospital will cover the following:

  • beds
  • in case of co-morbidities, medical care will be covered
  • supportive care
  • cost of medication for the duration Covid treatment. However, patients will have to pay as per MRP for drugs like Tocilizumab or Remdesvir. These drugs will be given to patients only after an expert review.
Mild sicknessModerate sickness
Severe patients Very Severe
Category of Hospitals requiring isolation beds,
incl. supportive care and oxygen
ICU without ventilatorICU with ventilator
NABH Accredited HospitalsRs 5,500 per dayRs 9,000 (includes cost of PPE Rs 2000)Rs 14000 (includes cost of PPE Rs 2000)Rs 16000 (includes cost of PPE Rs 2000)
non- NABH Accredited HospitalsRs 4,500 per day.Rs 8000 (includes cost of PPE Rs 2000)Rs 13000 (includes cost of PPE Rs 2000)Rs 15000 (includes cost of PPE Rs 2000)

Emergency interventions not covered

The package does not cover emergency interventions like CAS which are required for comorbid conditions. This includes short-term haemodialysis (one dialysis) as part of acute care during the current admissions.

Pay extra for COVID diagnosis

However, the patients will have to pay extra for COVID diagnosis.

For Pregnant women

The charges for the delivery and care of newborn will be as per the hospital’s prevailing rates of relevant packages and will be counted in extra to COVID-19 treatment.

Surgical procedure not included

The package does not include surgical procedure. Patients will have to pay extra for that.

Charges for Plasma Therapy

The decision on charges for plasma therapy “beyond the ICMR study” is deferred as will be discussed later by UT Administration keeping in view the government guidelines.

Improvised Isolation Facilities for Mild disease patients

Those with mild disease and not choosing either home isolation or government Covid care centres, the administration has given them an option of health facilities on a payment basis. These may not be a hospital but improvised isolation facilities created in hospital or non-hospital premises.

Source: The Tribune

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