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Standardizing Prices for COVID-19 treatment in private hospitalsMonday,June 22,2020 at 11:54AMSome of you have shared information about how some private hospitals are charging exorbitant rates for COVID-19 treatment. Efforts by some of the LocalCircles members has led to results in Maharashtra. With this post we seek your specific inputs on what can be done to ensure COVID-19 treatment and ICU/room/ward charges at private hospitals are not exorbitant.Look forward to your inputs! Below are some of the issues listed by you in regards to the healthcare sector in the past that can be referred to. Issues identified with Healthcare previously1.Patients are asked to take unnecessary tests.2.Rate of tests like MRI, CT scan etc. are way higher in private hospitals than outside.3.As a money-making exercise, many hospitals straight away suggest surgeries in cases where it might not immediately be needed.4.If the patient has insurance, the hospitals keep them admitted for a longer duration of time and bills are inflated.5.Patients are kept on ventilators even if there is no chance of recovery.6.Room rates in private hospitals are very high.7.Many private clinics/hospitals encourage to pay bills in cash and also give forged bill.8.In place of generic medicines, branded costlier medicines are recommended.9.People with health cards, medical insurances extra also lured into unnecessary treatments, procedures and surgeries.10.Doctor's compensation is linked to revenue contribution in many private hospitals.11.The grievance cells in private hospitals are terrible12.Customer complaints are not addressed properly13.Patients are asked to get admitted even if they don't really need admission and room.14.Patients stay in the hospital is unnecessarily prolonged for additional revenue.15.Unnecessary tests are ordered just to increase revenue.16.Consultation fees in private hospitals is very high.17.Room rent in private hospitals is similar to 4 and 5 star hotels.18.The rates of tests are also very high in private hospitals compared to the outside labs.19.Patients with insurance are charged more compared to the others.20.Patients from EWS section entitled to treatment are discouraged by making them buy expensive medicines and do extensive paperwork.21.There are long waiting times to see the doctor.22.Appointment system is not up to the mark in many hospitals.23.There is corruption in most departments at Government hospitals.24.The disposal of various kinds of wastes is a serious issue.25.Medical devices used for patients are charged at MRP or even above MRP.26.There is no transparency in billing at most hospitals where prices of medicines, consumables and services are not itemised.
Coronavirus Test LocationsThursday,March 12,2020 at 01:33PM'Below is the full list of labs by state on where to get your Coronavirus test done: Andhra Pradesh: 1. Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati 2. Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 3. GMC, Anantapur, AP Andaman & Nicobar islands 4. Regional Medical Research Centre, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Assam 5. Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati 6. Regional Medical Research Center, Dibrugarh Bihar 7. Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna Chandigarh 8. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh Chhattisgarh 9. All India Institute Medical Sciences, Raipur Delhi-NCT 10. All India Institute Medical Sciences, Delhi 11. National Centre for Disease Control, Delhi Gujarat 12. BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad 13. M.P.Shah Government Medical College, Jamnagar Haryana 14. Pt. B.D. Sharma Post Graduate Inst. of Med. Sciences, Rohtak 15. BPS Govt Medical College, Sonipat Himachal Pradesh 16. Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 17. Dr.Rajendra Prasad Govt. Med. College, Kangra, Tanda, HP Jammu and Kashmir 18. Sher\u2010e\u2010 Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar 19. Government Medical College, Jammu Jharkhand 20. MGM Medical College, Jamshedpur Karnataka 21. Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore 22. National Institute of Virology Field Unit Bangalore 23. Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, Mysore 24. Hassan Inst. of Med. Sciences, Hassan, Karnataka 25. Shimoga Inst. of Med. Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka Kerala 26. National Institute of Virology Field Unit, Kerala 27. Govt. Medical College, Thriuvananthapuram, Kerala 28. Govt. Medical College, Kozhikhode, Kerala Madhya Pradesh 29. All India Institute Medical Sciences, Bhopal 30. National Institute of Research in Tribal Health (NIRTH), Jabalpur Meghalaya 31. NEIGRI of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong, Meghalaya Maharashtra 32. Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur 33. Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Mumbai Manipur 34. J N Inst. of Med. Sciences Hospital, Imphal\u2010East, Manipur Odisha 35. Regional Medical Research Center, Bhubaneswar Puducherry 36. Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry Punjab 37. Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab 38. Government Medical College, Amritsar Rajasthan 39. Sawai Man Singh, Jaipur 40. Dr. S.N Medical College, Jodhpur 41. Jhalawar Medical College, Jhalawar, Rajasthan 42. SP Med. College, Bikaner, Rajasthan Tamil Nadu 43. King's Institute of Preventive Medicine & Research, Chennai 44. Government Medical College, Theni Tripura 45. Government Medical College, Agartala Telangana 46. Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad Uttar Pradesh 47. King's George Medical University, Lucknow 48. Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 49. Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Uttarakhand 50. Government Medical College, Haldwani West Bengal 51. National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata 52. IPGMER, Kolkata'
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