Tamil Nadu caps charges for COVID-19 treatment in private hospitals
The Tamil Nadu government sets the price limit for COVID-19 treatment in private hospitals at Rs 15,000 per day in Intensive care unit (ICU), PTI reported. While in the general ward the charges have been limited Rs 7,500 per day.
The government has also laid out conditions stating that a minimum of 25% of the beds in registered private hospitals must be allocated for COVID-19 patients who are covered under the Chief Minister’s Health insurance Scheme. As per the guidelines issued, the beneficiaries of the scheme need not make any payments in cash. Action would be initiated against the hospitals that charge more than the amount stipulated by the government.