Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Home States Kerala Govt. announces rates COVID treatment in private sector

Govt. announces rates COVID treatment in private sector

The Health Department, which has been negotiating with hospitals in the private health sector regarding COVID 19 treatment cost packages, has now issued orders fixing the package rates that may be charged by private hospitals

The rates would be the same for treating people under Karunya Arogya Suraksha Padhati as well as for patients who would be referred by the government to private hospitals for COVID-19 care.

Accordingly, the rates that may be charged per patient per day have been fixed at ₹2,300 for general ward; ₹3,300 for care in high-dependency unit; ₹6,500 for ICU care without ventilator and ₹11,500 for ICU care with ventilator.


The government had entered into a negotiation with the private hospitals regarding standardisation of treatment costs as the steady rise in the number of hospitalisations of COVID 19 cases had made it evident that sooner rather than later the private health sector would have to step in to aid the government in pandemic management

The new rates are exactly the same that had been proposed by the private hospitals’ representatives themselves, during their meetings with the government. They had also demanded that the COVID-19 rates for treatment under KASP’s pneumonia care package was too low for them to be viable as the cost of PPE required for COVID care itself added significantly to the overall costs.

The government has also allowed private hospitals to charge an additional amount as PPE costs.

You have reached your limit for free articles this month.

To get full access, please subscribe.

Already have an account ? Sign in

Show Less Plan

Subscription Benefits Include

Today’s Paper

Find mobile-friendly version of articles from the day’s newspaper in one easy-to-read list.

Faster pages

Move smoothly between articles as our pages load instantly.

Unlimited Access

Enjoy reading as many articles as you wish without any limitations.


A one-stop-shop for seeing the latest updates, and managing your preferences.

Personalised recommendations

A select list of articles that match your interests and tastes.


We brief you on the latest and most important developments, three times a day.

*Our Digital Subscription plans do not currently include the e-paper ,crossword, iPhone, iPad mobile applications and print. Our plans enhance your reading experience.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Indian Staffing Market will be the largest market in the world, today the industry is an over 6 billion dollar industry, says Mr Sultan...

Mumbai: According to Mr Sultan Khan, Founder & Director of EaseConnect HR Services Pvt. Ltd. Indian Staffing Market will be the largest market in...

HSE Interview Questions & Answers

What is Safety? The condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury is Called Safety. What is the accident? It is an...

Putham Pudhu Kaalai trailer: Five Tamil filmmakers bring five stories of love in the time of Covid-19

The trailer of Amazon Prime’s upcoming Tamil film Putham Pudhu Kaalai was unveiled on Monday by filmmaker Mani Ratnam and composer A.R Rahman. Tamil...