Committee recommends lower charges for treatment in Delhi private hospitals

Committee recommends lower charges for treatment in Delhi private hospitals

A high-powered committee, set up by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, has recommended fixing the cost of a Covid-19 isolation bed in any hospital in Delhi in the range of Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000 and an ICU bed with a ventilator at Rs 15,000 to Rs 18,000 per day, the Home Ministry said on Friday.

The committee, under the chairmanship of V K Paul, Member NITI Aayog, was constituted on Sunday to ensure the availability of 60 per cent beds by private hospitals at lower rates and fix the rate of corona testing and treatment.

"The committee has recommended Rs 8000-10000, 13000-15000 & 15000-18000 including PPE costs for isolation bed, ICUs without & with ventilator respectively to all hospitals as compared to the current charges of Rs 24000-25000, 34000-43000 and 44000-54000 (excluding PPE cost)," a Home Ministry spokesperson said.