State caps rates for Covid patient admissions in private hospitals

The state government on Monday issued an order capping the rates for Covid-19 admission in private hospitals with intensive care units (ICUs). Private hospitals can thus no longer charge patients more than the approved rates — Rs 12,000/day for general ward, Rs 15,000/day for twin sharing, Rs 18,000/day for single room, and Rs 25,000/day for ICU with ventilator.