As per the survey, people's top worries were catching secondary infection due to crowd and poor adherence to infection prevention standards in government hospitals.
Association of Healthcare Providers (India) have suggested abstaining from mixing Covid and non-Covid patients as well.
The bench was hearing an application filed in a plea which has sought a direction for regulating the cost of treatment of COVID-19 at private hospitals across the country.
Number of patients who have recovered is close to half of total positive cases, according to govt data
Steep bills being charged by private hospitals for treating Covid-19 patients have been met with severe backlash from the relatives and kin of the admitted.
There is imperative need for more beds for COVID- 19 patients, says Delhi health minister
Many charge Rs 50,000 per day for COVID-19 treatment; severe cases sent to GHs
While regular government rates would be applicable for the 80 per cent beds, the hospitals would be permitted to fix their charges for the remaining 20 per cent beds.
Hospitals point towards the fear over the spread of COVID-19 to justify their reluctance to admit patients even for minor surgeries without test which costs Rs 8,000.
The health department has told us that they would brief us about conducting tests, if and when the need arises.
75% fall in revenue prompts the move; staff at some hospitals allegedly kept in dark, doc fraternity calls for govt intervention
The drop in patient occupancy and continuing overheads such as salaries to employees across all levels, rent, electricity and equipment, is a problem for big and small hospitals alike.
In a letter written to state chief secretaries, Union health secretary Preeti Sudan said the government had received reports that many private hospitals are hesitating to provide critical services
“The crisis has forced several standalone and small nursing homes in tier II and III cities to down the shutters.
According to sources, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has directed the health department to prepare a list of private hospitals which the government can use.