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Meghalaya enhances treatment cost to treat COVID-19 patients

Under the new treatment plan, a patient admitted in a general ward without oxygen support would get an insurance cover of Rs. 7000 per day, while a patient in a general ward with oxygen support the health insurance coverage is Rs. 11,500 per day, he said.

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Shillong: The Meghalaya government has enhanced the treatment cost to treat COVID-19 patients under Megha Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS) in all hospitals across the State.

Under a new proposal submitted by the MHIS team, the state government approved the new rates, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong Saturday said that the newly approved rates would come into effect from August 15 next.

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Under the new treatment plan, a patient admitted in a general ward without oxygen support would get an insurance cover of Rs. 7000 per day, while a patient in a general ward with oxygen support the health insurance coverage is Rs. 11,500 per day, he said.

“A patient admitted in an ICU or HDU but without ventilator support would get insurance coverage of Rs. 14,000 per day and for a patient admitted in ICU or HDCU without an invasive ventilator the insurance cover is Rs. 18,000 per day,” Tynsong said, adding that a patient
admitted in an ICU or HDU with an invasive ventilator the insurance cover is Rs. 20,000 per day.
The Deputy Chief Minister also informed that the government will give assistance to some private hospitals to ramp up ICU and oxygen plants.
Under the MHIS scheme, Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said that the cap on the treatment of a COVID-19 patient is Rs. 2.8 lakh and for a family it’s Rs. 5 lakh.

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