Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa died on December 5, 2016 at Apollo hospitals where she has been treated for 75 days. If the reports are to be true, Apollo Hospitals will charge a hefty Rs. 90 crore (close to that) for the treatment during her 75 days hospitalization.
Ina response to an RTI application towards the treatment expenses of former CM of Tamil Nadu, the State Health Ministry has said Rs. 6 crore has been paid to Apollo hospitals as an initial payment. Respective State and the Central governments will hold responsible for the treatment bill of the Ministers, MPs and MLAs.
About three fourth of the bill has been incurred towards rooms and suites rent and the details are given below.
Jayalalitha had stayed in the second floor in the Apollo hospitals which has a total of 30 rooms. For the first two days, patients were allowed to stay there and relocation of patients in the second floor happened simultaneously. On the third day, the entire floor was vacated. Based on the tariff put forth by Apollo hospitals, rent for 30 rooms during her stay would be around Rs. one crore per day.
Jayalalitha Hospital Bill
The hospital had combined two VIP suite rooms in the second floor for her stay and the rent per day for each room is Rs. 26,300 and adding together costs Rs. 52,600 per day. Out of 30 rooms, 8 are general wards, each room costs between Rs. 3500 to Rs. 5200 per day, 10 private rooms, each costs between Rs 8, 500 to Rs 8,800 per day, and the remaining were suite rooms costing between Rs 12,500 to Rs 26,000 per day.
Apart from rooms, usage of life support systems like ECMO and other things were not included. The consultation fees of 39 Apollo doctors, Richard Beale and his team, flight and accommodation charges, and charges of physiotherapist from Singapore were also not included in the bill.
Additionally, the state police have billed a heft undisclosed amount for deploying its personnel at the Apollo Hospital.
The consultation and other chargers of AIIMS doctors will be paid by Central Government. And, putting together all these charges, it is expected Apollo Hospitals to bill around Rs. 90 crores as expenses incurred for the treatment of late Jayalalithaa.
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