Central Government Health Scheme: Why private healthcare players are demanding revised charges for diagnostics, surgical services

April 14, 2023by Business Today

Unhappy with the government’s revision of rates for services provided under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), private healthcare players have demanded that the government consider revising the charges for diagnostics and surgical services as well, citing losses due to rising costs.

The move follows the Union health ministry’s April 12 decision to revise the rates for consultations and treatment in private hospitals. For instance, the government has revised the OPD consultation fees from Rs 150 to Rs 350 and in-patient consultation fees from Rs 300 to Rs 350. It has also fixed ICU fees at Rs 5,400, including accommodation for all ward entitlements, while rent for a general room stay stands revised to Rs 1,500 from Rs 1,000; rent for a stay in a semi-private ward is revised to Rs 3,000 from `2,000; and the rent for a private room stay is revised to Rs 4,500, from Rs 3,000 earlier.

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