September 30, 2020

Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences plans to revise the charges

Patna: Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) plans to revise the charges for its 60 private wards after August 15.

At present, 26 non-air-conditioned private wards are being renovated after work got over in 30 AC wards and four deluxe wards.

Once the work is done by around August 15, the revised charges will come into effect.

Hospital superintendent Dr Manish Mandal said Rs 1,000 will be chargeable for each non-AC private ward a day, up from Rs 865, while an AC private ward will come for a rent of Rs 1,500 a day, up from Rs 1,385, while for getting admitted to a deluxe private ward will cost one Rs 5,000 a day instead of Rs 2,500.

Mandal said patients can avail VIP treatment at the deluxe private wards of IGIMS.

The premier hospital has added many facilities in its private wards, which are on a par with facilities in wards of other private hospitals.

“We have put up a bed for the patient’s attendant in the deluxe private ward apart from a leather sofa set. Earlier, there was no arrangement for patient’s attendants in deluxe private wards,” he added.

“We have added one more 1-tonne AC to each deluxe private ward, which already has a 1-ton AC. A small refrigerator, a television set with DTH connection and an electric kettle for warm water have also been provided. The attached bathroom of the deluxe ward has been converted into a modern bathroom. The bed provided for patients in the deluxe wards flaunts different adjustments to ensure the comfort of the patient. Moreover, we have replaced the windows with aluminium-framed ones,” said Mandal.

He said in other private wards (AC and non-AC), only a couch has been added to allow patient attendants to rest.

Oxygen supply

The entire hospital is set to get centralised oxygen supply system. An oxygen plant has already been set up at the hospital. “The process of fitting pipes to supply oxygen to patients by their bedside is being done in the entire hospital and it is likely to be completed soon,” said Mandal. “Patients will no longer have to depend on oxygen cylinders.”

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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