INDIAN MEDICAL ASSICIATIN , T.N BRANCH DRAFTS A FEE STRUCTURE FOR PRIVATE HOSPITALS IN T.N. :
The choice is classified into 2 broad Category for the purpose of charges based on the severity of the disease .
* Covid 19 patients with MILD TO MODERATE SYMPTOMS to be charged Rs. 2,31,820 for 10 days treatment .
INCLUSIONS: Accommodation , Equipment, Administrative ,Pharmacy, Consumables and Investigation:
EXCLUSIONS : Doctors consultation Fees ,Quarantine and food expenses for Doctors & other staff working in the centre . which presumed to be Rs. 9,600 Per Day.
* Patients with SEVERE SYMPTOMS Rs, 4,31,311 for 17 days treatment .
Inclusions: Accommodation , Equipment, Administrative ,Pharmacy, Consumables and Investigation:
Exclusions : Doctors consultation Fees ,Quarantine and food expenses for Doctors & other staff working in the centre . which presumed to be Rs. 9,600 Per Day.
For mild to moderate symptoms for 10days around Rs. 3,30,000
For severe symptoms for 17days around Rs.5,95,000. more
Someone raised a question: "how many can afford this?". The question is not unjustified and is valid.
If my memory serves me right, some private hospital (name was not mentioned, only a board was shown) in Mumbai had announced charges of Rs.23k to 33k per night for room only. Ventilator costs were to be extra. No details were given on what was inclusive and what was exclusive.
After this was published in LocalCircles a new board was put up with charges of around 4k/night. There is no proof of authenticity of those posts, because the name of the hospital in Mumbai was never mentioned.
Mr Jayakumar's stats appear authentic because these are supported by the local newspaper.
And yet the question remains: how many can afford this?
The assessors need to provide a more transparent breakdown of how they arrive at those figures. They'll surely say, that they are not obliged to.
And then we shall all be back to square one...... more