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Telangana: Government order on COVID treatment fees sticks to old rates

When the pandemic was at its peak, an HRCT test cost up to Rs 6,000-8,000, but can now only be charged Rs 1,995.  

Published: 24th June 2021 07:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th June 2021 07:41 AM   |  A+A-

coronavirus, PPE, COVID 19

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By Express News Service

HYDERABAD:  The Telangana government issued a government order (GO) that caps rates for Covid-19 treatment at private hospitals in the State after the Telangana High Court had directed it to revise the same based on consultations with all stakeholders.

The GO 248 continues with the previous price slabs of Rs 4,000 for routine wards, Rs 7,500 for an ICU ward without ventilator and Rs 9,000 for an ICU ward with ventilator. These per day rates include investigations like urine routine, CBC, ECG, X-ray and ECHO.

What is new, however, is fixed pricing for key tests like HRCT, IL 6, D-Dimer, LDH. When the pandemic was at its peak, an HRCT test cost up to Rs 6,000-8,000, but can now only be charged Rs 1,995.  

PRICE LIST

  • HRCT Rs 1,995

  • IL 6 Rs 1,300

  • Digital X-ray Rs 300

  • D Dimer Rs 800

  • CRP Rs 500

  • Procalcitonin Rs 1,400

  • Ferritin Rs 400

  • LDH Rs 140

AMBULANCE CHARGES

  • Basic Life support systems

  • Minimum charge Rs 2,000

  • Rs 75 per kilometer

  • Advance Life supporting system

  • Minimum charge Rs 3,000

  • Per km Rs 125

  • Routine ward Rs 4,000

  • ICU without ventilator Rs 7,500

  • ICU with ventilator Rs 9,000



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