Every patient is different and their needs are different. As a result the cost of treatment varies from one to another. In a broad sense the costs fall under three categories:
- Hospital fees.
- Doctor’s charges.
- Other costs that you may incur.
Hospital fees: Includes room charges, admission charges and other charges.
Room charges: Include the following services:
- 24-hour nursing care.
- All inpatient meals and coffee/teas/snacks served at the normal hours.
- Medical supplies.
- Use of medical/surgical equipment.
- Access to 24-hour emergency care.
- General housekeeping.
- Room facilities.
Admission charges: These are minimal admission charges towards hospital stationary and administrative expenses.
Other charges: This includes theater fees (if any), X-Rays, laboratory charges, medicines, physiotherapy services, dressings etc which are charged separately.
Doctor’s charges: The fees charged by the doctors, specialists/consultants, and anesthetists would be separate from that of the hospital charges. The charges of the consultants and visiting doctors are not under our control.
Miscellaneous costs: These include:
- Extra meals.
- Relative accommodation. For children less than 12 years of age one parent can stay free of charge.
- Internet, telephone calls and faxes: Charged per minute depending on place and time.
- Beverages like soft drinks and mineral water.
- Any damage to hospital utilities.
- Room service for snacks outside normal hours.
- Special nursing.