Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation reduces treatment rates for private beds

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has diminished the roof for Covid-19 treatment in private clinic by 11% to 20% across all units. In any case, the rates for AMC portion beds have stayed unaltered.

Prior, the expense of Covid treatment changed from Rs 9,000 to 21,800 every day, except with the amended rate the cost would be Rs 8,100 to Rs 17,500. Rajiv Kumar Gupta, the extra boss secretary timberland and climate, who is responsible for Covid the board in Ahmedabad, stated, “The issue of rate revision was under active consideration of AMC and multiple rounds of discussion were held with Ahmedabad Hospital and Nursing Homes Association (AHNA) and Ahmedabad Medical Association (AMA). The AMC, after the meeting held on Friday, has reduced the rates for Covid treatment in 30 hospitals where 50% of the beds are reserved for patients referred by AMC, and another 50% were reserved for private patients. In 79 hospitals there will be no AMC beds any more and the treatment will be 100% on private basis.

The AMC authorities said that the new rates every day do exclude expenses of medication, extraordinary specialist visit charge, specific lab test and dialysis. The rates announced by AMC included two dinners, breakfast, evening tea and snacks among different charges.

The AMC had on May 16 this year obtained half of beds in endorsed private medical clinics thus far has assigned 109 clinics across the city for therapy of Covid-19 patients.

Monetary weight facilitated: Dr Bharat Gadhvi

Dr Bharat Gadhvi, the leader of AHNA, said that the decrease in the expense of treatment will diminish the monetary weight to a degree and help more patients benefit of treatment in the private set-up. “The daily hospitalization cost has been reduced up to 20%,” he said. At present, more than 100 private emergency clinics are treating Covid-19 patients in the city.

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