"Govt capping hospital Covid treatment charges unfair": Apol
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Capping charges on hospital treatment of Covid-19 is “unfair” as it also entails treating underlying co-morbidities, said Apollo Hospitals Managing Director Suneeta Reddy.

Her comments come at a time when many state governments, including Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana and Maharashtra, have moved to cap charges on Covid treatment in a bid to keep treatment costs affordable.

“I don’t think it is a good idea. When the cure protocols for Covid-19 are not yet defined, you can’t cap a cost because you don’t know how much cost goes to each patient,” said Reddy in an interview to ThePrint over Skype.

She pointed out that the focus has to be on providing the best clinical outcomes for the patients.

“I don’t want the doctors to think about the costs of the treatment. I want the doctors to be delivering the best treatment to the patient,” she said, adding that many of the hospital’s patients can afford to pay.

“They are either covered by insurance or have kept aside money for such events,” she said, adding that the hospitals can ill-afford to lose more money at this point.

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Source: https://theprint.in/health/govt-capping-hospital-covid-treatment-charges-unfair-says-apollo-hospitals-md-suneeta-reddy/448972/
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