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SGPC to offer subsidised package for Covid patients

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GS Paul
Tribune News Service
Amritsar, June 16

The SGPC today announced a 'subsidised' treatment package for Covid-19 patients at Sri Guru Ram Das Charitable Hospital.

The hospital trust announced to charge Rs 50,000 for a 'seven-day' treatment, which includes testing, food and medication.

Ventilator charges have been fixed at Rs 6,000 per day. Allied anti-biotics and anesthesia are also included in these charges.

Private hospitals are charging between Rs 35,000 and Rs 40,000 daily for the treatment and ventilator charges are extra.

A multi-speciality hospital chain has been charging Rs 72,550 per day for the treatment with ventilator and Rs 53,000 sans ventilator.

Dr AP Singh, Dean, Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences, said actual cost involved in curing the Covid patient came around Rs 1,00,000. "In our hospital, the patient needs to pay just Rs 50,000 for a week. Remaining amount will be compensated by the trust," he said.

from The Tribune

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