The reimbursement rates of private hospitals have been approved by the Odisha Government, which may claim that treatment for COVID-19 from the Government. For COVID-19 patients, Odisha Government will pay a maximum of 18000 per day as per the approved rates.
These reimbursement rates were decided by the Health Department letter to all Collectors, Municipal Corporation Commissioners, Superintendents of medical colleges and hospitals.
PK Mohapatra, Additional Chief Ministry informed in a message that the State Government had approved the standardised rate for reimbursement of different consumables cost in DCHC /DCH and Covid care centre of Covid-19 facilities run by private hospitals (DCHC-Dedicated COVID Health Centre/ DCH-Dedicated COVID Hospital) After the recommendation by a technical team of SCB Medical College and Hospital, the price was capped after verifying the cost incurred for the treatment of patients.
Now the fixed rate per general bed per day in DCHC/DCH is between 1200 to 3000. The consolidated consumable cost per patient per day is Rs 1750. The consumable cost is broken down into -Laundry (Rs 200), Santisizers (Rs 60), Food (240), Medicines (Rs 300), PPE (Rs 500), Investigations (Rs 200) and consumables (Rs 250). For ICU beds at DCH, the cost is fixed, Rs 2000 to Rs 5000 per day and the consolidated consumable cost per patient per day comes to Rs 12,000.
The highest rate is Rs 18000 per day per patient in case of ICU bed at DCH with ventilator facility. Under this category, the fixed cost per bed is Rs 2,000 to Rs 5,000, and the consolidated consumable cost per patient per day comes Rs 13,000 (as fixed for each hospital as per MoU).
The consumable cost here includes – Laundry (Rs 200), Sanitizers (Rs 60), Food (Rs 240), Medicines (Rs 7000), PPE (Rs 1500), Investigations(Rs 2000),Consumables (Rs 1000), Doctor on call (Rs 1000).The fixed cost per bed per day per patient at a COVID Care Centre is Rs 1,000
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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