Tamil Nadu government has now fixed the COVID-19 Treatment Rates for private hospitals on 4th June 2020. The rates to treat Coronavirus patients in private hospitals have now been covered under the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme (CMCHIS). In this scheme, COVID-19 designated private hospitals can charge upto Rs. 5,000 per day for general ward for treatment of patients with mild or no symptoms of deadly contagious virus.
The mentioned COVID-19 treatment rates will be applicable in all Class A1, A2, A3 and A4 hospitals. It is clear that beneficiaries need not pay anything to hospitals and the government also outlined conditions for the hospitals. The rate payable by the government to private hospitals for people availing COVID-19 treatment under the CMCHIS has been categorised on the basis of parameters like symptoms and facilities.
The rates are for private hospitals which are authorized to treat coronavirus patients. It is important to note that only the existing beneficiaries under the CMCHIS can avail treatment.
TN Govt. Fixes COVID-19 Treatment Rates for Private Hospitals
As the TN govt. has fixed COVID-19 Treatment Rates for Private Hospitals, the maximum payable rate per day for treatment in general ward for asymptomatic people and those with mild symptoms is Rs 5,000. For Coronavirus treatment in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with all facilities, the following ranges will apply:-
|A1 or A2 Hospitals||Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000|
|A3 or A4 Hospitals||Rs. 9,000 to Rs. 13,500|
Tamilnadu govt. has issued warning for strict action against those hospitals which charges more than fixed rate. Moreover, hospitals charging more for patients would be removed from the list of approved hospitals under the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme.
Private hospitals will have to reserve 25% of total bed capacity for COVID-19 patients. As per the union health ministry website, Tamil Nadu govt. has recorded 25,872 coronavirus cases till date. Of the total cases, around 11,348 are active cases while 14,316 persons have been cured and discharged from the hospitals. Around 208 people have died due to the coronavirus disease.
Meanwhile, Coronavirus cases in India saw a record single-day jump of 9,304 cases on 5 June 2020 taking the total tally to 2,16,919. While 1,06,737 are active cases, 1,04,106 people have recovered and one patient has migrated. With 260 new COVID-19 deaths, the fatalities count climbed to 6,075.
A report has been submitted to the government on the rates that could be paid to the private hospitals for COVID-19 treatment. The state govt. has fixed the rates and gave approval to this report. For more information and complaints toll free no 18004253993 may be contacted.