The state authorities, which had capped the remedy fees final yr, issued a revised Authorities Order (GO) on the course of the Telangana Excessive Court docket.
The recent GO has fastened fees for routine ward and isolation Rs 4,000 per day; for ICU with out ventilator Rs 7,500 and fees for ICU with ventilator Rs 9,000. These embody all blood exams, X-Ray, ECG, consultations, mattress fees and meals however exclude interventional procedures and high-end medication.
It additionally talked about that PPE kits shouldn’t be charged at a worth exceeding Rs 273 per package.
These charges, nevertheless, are usually not relevant to the sufferers subscribing insurance coverage scheme, in addition to sufferers being handled underneath varied agreements/MoUs, entered into the hospitals and totally different sponsored teams or company entities.
The GO additionally fastened the charges for investigations pertaining to Covid-19. Expenses for HRCT fastened at Rs 1,995, for IL-6 at Rs 1,300, Digital X-Ray at Rs300, D-Dimer at Rs 800, CRP at Rs 500, Procalcitonin at Rs 1,400, Ferritin at Rs 400 and LDH at Rs 140.
The ambulance fees per kilometer for ambulances with primary life supporting system have been fastened at Rs 75 and for these with superior life supporting system at Rs 125. Minimal fees will likely be Rs 2,000 and Rs 3,000 respectively.
It requested the hospitals to chorus from experimental remedy, pointless investigations and repeated HRCTs. It makes it clear that no compliance with the orders will entice motion as per the availability of the legislation.
S.A.M. Rizvi, secretary, well being, medical and household welfare, issued the GO a day earlier than the expiry of the two-week deadline fastened by the excessive courtroom.
The courtroom had repeatedly pulled up the state well being authorities for the delay in issuing the revised GO and over the last listening to, it even remarked if the federal government will come out with recent order after Covid-19 vanishes.
The courtroom had issued the instructions whereas listening to public curiosity litigations with regard to non-public hospitals accumulating extra fees from the Covid sufferers.
The federal government capped the costs on the suggestions of a committee constituted for fixing the costs for inpatient remedy, diagnostic exams and investigations for Covid-19.
In the meantime, the director of public well being and household welfare knowledgeable the excessive courtroom on Wednesday that 350 complaints have been obtained towards 170 personal hospitals. He mentioned in respect of 30 complaints, the victims had been refunded to the tune of Rs 72.20 lakh whereas efforts are on to do justice to different complainants.