Govt fixes price card for COVID-19 test,treatment in private hospitals, labs in Telangana

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  15 Jun 2020 8:15 AM GMT
Govt fixes price card for COVID-19 test,treatment in private hospitals, labs in Telangana

Hyderabad: Soon after the Telangana government decided to up the number of COVID-19 tests conducted in the state, the state authorities have decided to put a cap on COVID-19 treatment charges levied from private hospitals. In addition to this, the charges for COVID-19 tests conducted in private hospitals has also been fixed by the state government.

Earlier, only government hospitals and institutions such as Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) were conducting COVID-19 tests in the state.

For COVID-19 tests, private laboratories are allowed to charge Rs 2,200 per test.

For isolation and treatment facility in private hospitals, the fee prescribed is Rs 4,000 per day. Further, for ICU (Intensive Care Unit) without ventilator facility, the fee prescribed is Rs 7,500 per day and, for ICU with ventilator facility, the prescribed fees is Rs 9,000 per day.

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The revised cap on COVID-19 treatment charges was announced by the Telangana health minister Eatela Rajender on June 15. According to health officials, around 250 COVID19 patients are getting treated in 10-12 private hospitals in the state, as of now.

At present, Telangana has 17 ICMR-approved private hospitals for conducting COVID-19 tests, apart from 10 government centres. The private hospitals are:

S.NoList of ICMR-approved private hospitals/labs conducting COVID-19 tests
1.Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
2.Vijaya Diagnostic Centre, Himayathnagar, hyderabad
3.Vimta Labs, IDA Cherlapally, Hyderabad
4.Apollo Health and Lifestyle Limited, Diagnostic Laboratory, Bowenpally
5.Dr. Remedies Labs in Punjagutta
6.Pathcare Labs in Medchal
7.American Institute of Pathology and Lab Sciences, Serilingampally
8.Medcis Pathlabs, New Bowenpally
9.Yashoda Hospital's department of lab medicine, Secunderabad
10.Biognosys Technologies, Medchal, Malkajgiri
11.Tenet Diagnostics, Banjara Hills
12.AIG hospitals, Gachibowli
13.Cell Correct Diagnostics, Virinchi Hospital, Banjara hills
14.Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Secunderabad
15.MAPMYGENOME India Ltd in Madhapur
16.LEPRA Society-Blue Peter Public Health and Research Centre,Cherlapally
17.Lucid Medical Diagnostics in Secunderabad

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