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Treatment Cost To Rise By 20% Across State-Run Hospitals In Maharashtra

From the 1st of January 2018, the treatment cost across all state-run hospitals in Maharashtra is expected to rise by 20%. Below are some of the cases in point –

  • The case paper is expected to cost double from ₹10 now.
  • Surgery charges to be revised at ₹250, up from ₹140 now.
  • Disability Certificates for job-seekers will be provided for ₹500 for which the current charges are ₹150. However, the cost of plain disability certificate will see no change.
  • The patients currently pay ₹1,000 for each day after an 8-day stay in the hospital. From January 1st onwards, the cost is expected to increase to ₹2,000.
  • Nursing home beds will cost ₹800 per day, up from ₹500 now. 

Why the revision though?

As revealed by the joint director of the Department of Medical Education and Research (DMER) Dr T P Lahane, the decision has been arrived at in order to raise funds to provide for the expenses incurred on hospital equipments. The higher fees will aid hospital authorities to meet the immediate repair needs of the equipments. Consequently, the cost of about 1,129 services (including diagnostics and surgeries) is expected to rise.

In Mumbai, the revised rates will have an effect on at least 3,000 patients seeking treatment in four different J J group of Hospitals, namely Byculla’s J J Hospital, St. George, Cama and G T Hospital. Across Maharashtra, about 20,000 patients will be impacted on a daily basis. Considering this, it is the right time to buy a health insurance plan to manage the increased cost of the medical treatments. 

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(Source and Credits: The Times of India)

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