Guwahati: The Assam government today fixed the cost of treatment of COVID 19 patients in private nursing homes of the state.
As per the government notification, the cost of Covid-19 treatment at a private hospital has been fixed based on the types of hospital.
Assam health minister Keshab Mahanta said the decision was taken in view of the complaints from the public that some hospitals were charging astronomical sums in the name of Covid-19 treatment.
The charges in Super Specialty Hospitals and other hospitals shall be fixed for COVID patients considering the bed occupied in the general ward, paying cabin, and ICU, said the notification.
In a super specialty hospital, the per-day charge for the general ward would be Rs 5,000, for share cabin Rs 6,500, for ICU without ventilator Rs 10,000, and Rs 15,000 for ICU with the ventilator.
In a general private hospital, the per-day charge for the general ward would be Rs 4,000, for share cabin Rs 5,000, for ICU without ventilator Rs 9,000 and Rs 12,000 for ICU with the ventilator.
Major tests and investigations, like C.T. Chest /HRCT Chest/Di dimer, etc as well as high-level drugs such as Remdisivir/ Tocilizumubab, etc and treatment and diagnosis procedures related to any co-morbid conditions, are excluded from the charge, the notification said.