The COVID-19 retaliation labour force of The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and prime privatised hospitals associated with the industry body have developed an feasible approach to bring in uniformity of cost of Covid-19 treatment in the national context.
Considering the alarming cases of coronavirus infection, the need for more resources in respect to hospitalisation, owing to the cluttering of public health system and increasing number of private healthcare providers have been admitting and treating patients with positive symptoms of COVID-19, a statement revealed.
The treatment cost has been segregated with respect to government-referred patients, patients paying from their own pockets and those who are covered by third party administrators (TPAs). Also FICCI, revealed the commercials wherein the charges would be levied on the patient’s treatments as per their segregated groups.
Beds reserved for government-referred patients in isolation wards will be charged Rs 13,600, in ICU without ventilator Rs 27,088 and in ICU with ventilator will be charged Rs 36,853 per patient, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) said.
Also, to add further, sub-divisions have also been maintained wherein it has got three levels depending on the cruciality of the case. For instance, if there are patients who do not require intensive examining but must be kept in isolation ward, patients requiring ICU without ventilator and those requiring ICU with ventilator.
For COVID-19 cases treated by private hospitals, rates in isolation wards will be Rs 17,000, in ICU without ventilator Rs 34,000 and in ICU with ventilator will be charged Rs 45,000 per patient, it said.
FICCI further informed, all the hospitals are currently facing a crisis with dropping revenues on account of decreased outpatients and falling in-patient occupancy levels which have resulted in considerable cash flow challenges, including managing payroll, material and finance costs.