As the Delhi is one of the worst hit state due to coronavirus and it has crossed the mark of 40,000 cases and it is likely that cases can surge to 1,00,000 by June end and 5,50,000 by the end of July, says the report of Delhi government.
If you are wondering what is the price of COVID beds in Delhi and how does the reservation process takes place, we have all the answers:
The Delhi government has ordered 117 hospitals across the national capital with more than 50 beds to reserve 20 percent of their bed-strength for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
It has further ordered 22 private hospitals to reserve more than 20 percent up of beds for treatment of those infected with the virus. These include hospitals like Apollo, Batra, Fortis, Max, BL Kapoor, Maharaja Agrasen, and Venkateswara.
This was a decision made by the Delhi government on 25 May in anticipation of the requirement of more beds as cases in the capital have been on a rise.
The Neeti Aayog has recommended the following rates which includes the price of PPE kits in it:
- Rs 8000 -10000 for isolation beds as opposed to Rs 13,000 – Rs 15,000
- Rs 13,000 -15,000 for ICUs without ventilator as opposed to Rs 34,000 – Rs 43,000
- Rs 15,000 -18,000 for ICUs with ventilator as opposed to Rs 44,000 – Rs 55,000
How to make reservation for COVID beds in private hospitals?
- On vacant beds in any private hospital in the city, you can download Delhi Corona mobile app or visit www.delhifightscorona.in/beds.
- On 9 June, the AAP government asked all private hospitals to display full rate list of treatment for coronavirus, including lab tests, isolation beds, etc.
- Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that the government will observe the rates and come to a conclusion.
What if the hospital has COVID bed and refuses to admit the patient?
If a hospital refuses a bed even though the app shows there are vacant beds, you can call 1031 to file a complaint.
Who is eligible to be admitted to the hospital in Delhi?
- Only people with moderate and severe symptoms are eligible for hospital admission
- The asymptomatic patients and those with mild symptoms can home quarantine themselves