Telangana Health Minister Eatala Rajender. (File Photo/ANI)
Telangana Health Minister Eatala Rajender. (File Photo/ANI)

Telangana govt. fixes prices for COVID-19 test, treatment at private hospitals

ANI | Updated: Jun 15, 2020 16:36 IST

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], June 15 (ANI): Telangana Health Minister Eatala Rajender announced on Monday that the government has fixed the prices for coronavirus test and treatment at private hospitals and laboratories in the state.
The Health Minister said, "Government has set the Coronavirus treatment prices at private hospitals and labs. Corona test fee is Rs.2,200, normal isolation charges are Rs.4,000 per day. ICU charges are Rs.7,500 per day without a ventilator while Rs.9,000 per day with ventilator. There are extra charges for antibiotic usage."
"We will conduct tests of all the people who are working to prevent the spread of COVID-19," he added.

He further said that "ICMR has declared that there is no community spread in Telangana" because of a successful lockdown.
"Tests are being conducted in 30 constituencies to know the spread of the virus. Surveys will be conducted at every home in Hyderabad, for which extra staff is being arranged, to which the Chief Minister has agreed," he said.
Somesh Kumar, Chief Secretary said, "To increase trust in public we are conducting more tests. We will take stringent actions if anyone tries to make a business out of coronavirus lab testing and treatment. The government is ready for doing treatment. People who have doubts can get tested in private hospitals."
Shanti Kumari, Special Chief Secretary, said, "We have no shortage of beds. No treatment needed to asymptomatic patients, no need of hospitalization unless any symptoms are there." (ANI)