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Coronavirus treatment charges of Punjab

Punjab caps rates for COVID treatment in Pvt Hospitals. This shall ensure better access and address concerns of profiteering.The rates fixed per day of admission, on advice of Dr KK Talwar Committee, cover isolation beds, ICU treatment, and PPE kits.
The Punjab government has joined the list of states to have fixed rates for treatment of coronavirus patients in hospitals amid reports of inconsistent rates and overcharging. The range varies from a minimum prescribed rate of Rs 8,000 a day for treatment of moderate Covid-19 cases at non-NABH accredited hospitals to Rs 18,000 a day for treatment of critical patients at private medical colleges.

The committee has also fixed the per day admission rates for private hospitals for mild sickness cases at Rs 6,500, Rs 5,500 and Rs 4,500, respectively.

The decision was announced after a Covid-19 review video conference meeting chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, reported PTI.

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