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Cost of treatment for Covid-19 at private Hospitals as per Govt

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Karnataka government in late June capped coronavirus treatment package rates for private hospitals. There are now two sets of rates for patients: those who are referred by public health facilities and those who approach private hospitals directly.

As per the notification issued by Chief Secretary TM Vijay Bhaskar on 50% of the beds in private hospitals having facilities to treat Covid-19 patients shall be reserved for the treatment of patients referred by public health authorities.

This will include the high-dependency unit and ICU (intensive care unit) beds both with and without ventilators. The hospitals may utilize the remaining 50% of Covid beds for admitting Covid-19 patients privately.

Prices are significantly higher for direct admissions in private hospitals.

Unforeseen complications/surgeries/other co-morbid conditions/pregnancy etc of covid-19 patients will be eligible for additional charges,” the state government has said.

The package rates are inclusive of PPEs and other consumables but do not include high-end drugs and treatments like plasma therapy.
The ceiling price for Covid-19 treatment for patients directly admitted by private health providers making cash payment (non-insurance) per day cost is Rs. 10,000 for general ward, Rs. 12,000 for the high-dependency unit, Rs. 15,000 for isolation ICU without a ventilator, and Rs. 25,000 for isolation ICU with a ventilator.

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These rates will not be applicable for patients subscribing to insurance packages as well as for agreements/Memorandum of Understanding entered into between hospitals and corporate entities.

Currently, in Belagavi KLE Dr.Prabhakar Kore Hospital, Venugram, Lakeview and Dr.Metgud are treating COVID-19 patients.

The ceiling rate for private hospitals‘ patients is for general wards and multi-sharing wards alone. An additional 10% may be charged for twin sharing wards and 25% more for single rooms. There will be no ceiling price for suites.



4 thoughts on “Cost of treatment for Covid-19 at private Hospitals as per Govt”

  1. Govt must consider the covid19 under Ayushman bharat scheme. Else above cost is not at all the affordable for the poor.

    COVID19 is a pandemic . It may come from any source. The govt should provide free treatment to all. People have lost their jobs no money. Days are very difficult. In such times life and death are two options.
    Let the govt do insurance on all the people. The insurance companies are ready for it .The govt should plan properly.
    Thank you for the platform to comment.

  3. Is the price same in every private hospitals like KLE, Lakeview, Metgud and others? I had heard that KLE is charging way more than mentioned above.
    Eagerly waiting for a reply.


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