Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant today said that the state government would revise the rates of private hospitals for COVID 19 treatment set by the independent committee.
Health Minister Vishwajit Rane following the backlash from public and the opposition had earlier today said that capping of private hospital rates for COVID-19 was resubmitted for review.
“I only had spoken to Health Minister Vishwajit Rane regarding the private hospitals file. The rates for treatment of COVID at private hospitals set by the independent committee would be revised by the government,” said CM Dr Pramod Sawant
The Goa government recently capped the rent for a bed in a general ward of a private hospital at Rs 12,000 per day for Covid patients. The rates for rooms– on a twin sharing basis– was capped at Rs 15,000 per day and Rs 18,000 per day was the upper limit set for a single private room, while Rs 25,000 per day was set for a bed in an ICU with a ventilator.
The rates set by Goa government for treatment of Covid-19 infected patients in state’s private hospitals have invited sharp criticism from Opposition parties