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Govt panel recommends capping private hospitals' fees for treating Covid-19

On April 30, the Supreme Court had sought the response of the government on a plea filed by advocate Sachin Jain, alleging that private hospitals are 'commercially exploiting' patients

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Ruchika ChitravanshiSohini Das New Delhi | Mumbai
A Niti Aayog committee set up by Home Minister Amit Shah, has recommended capping the rates charged by private hospitals in Delhi for isolation beds, intensive care units with and without ventilator support to ‘provide relief to the common man’ as Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the national capital.
 
Home ministry in a tweet said, “Committee has recommended Rs 8000-10000, 13000-15000 & 15000-18000 including PPE costs for isolation bed, ICUs without & with ventilator respectively to all hospitals as compared to the current charges of Rs 24000-25000, 34000-43000 & 44000-54000 (excluding PPE cost).”
 
“Keeping in view the national emergency,

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First Published: Jun 19 2020 | 8:20 PM IST

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