A panel established to resolve on rates to be charged by private hospitals in the national capital for isolation beds, ICUs with and without ventilator support for patients of the coronavirus has given its recommendation, the Union Home Ministry said on Friday.
Home Minister Amit Shah had set up the committee under the member of the NITI Aayog to set these prices “to provide relief to the common man in Delhi”, MHA said in a series of tweets.
“Committee has recommended Rs 8000-10000, 13000-15000 & 15000-18000 including PPE costs for isolation bed, ICUs without & with ventilator respectively to all hospitals as compared to the current charges of Rs 24000-25000, 34000-43000 & 44000-54000 (excluding PPE cost),” it said.
Home Ministry also stated that door to door health surveys were finished in 242 containment zones in Delhi. “A total of 2.3 lakh people were surveyed,” MHA said.
“Sample testing has been doubled immediately in pursuance of decisions taken by HM @AmitShah in series of meetings. A total of testing samples of 27,263 have been collected in #Delhi from 15 to 17 June 2020 against the daily collection which varied between 4,000-4,500 earlier,” MHA added.
The MHA also stated that testing through rapid antigen testing methodology was commenced on Thursday and more than 7,000 people were tested in 193 centres. “Testing will continue with increased numbers in coming days,” it said.
450 people were found infected with coronavirus in Delhi in the new testing programme involving quick-result kits in all containment zones.
Coronavirus tally in the national capital stands at 49,979 and 1,969 people have lost their lives due to the coronavirus disease thus far.