The All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi has announced a hike in the room rent and diet charge for private wards. After this hike, the A-Class or deluxe rooms in the private wards would cost Rs 6,000. It is important to note that this is just double what the premier health institution used to charge earlier. The room rent of A-category earlier used to cost Rs 3,000. Similarly, the rate of the B-Class or ordinary rooms has been revised from Rs 2,000 to Rs 3,000. The room rent for both categories is inclusive of admission charges. The changes will come into force from June 1.
However, to give some relief to patients, AIIMS has removed the user charges for all diagnostic procedures such as blood tests and X-rays that cost up to Rs 300.
“The undersigned is directed to notify that President, AIIMS is pleased to approve the abolition of user charges for all investigations or laboratory charges currently costing up to Rs 300 per procedure in AIIMS hospital and all centres, with immediate effect,” the order issued by AIIMS Medical Superintendent Dr D K Sharma said.
According to the order, the dietary charges have been increased from Rs 200 to Rs 300 per day.
The 10-day advance deposit for the patients of the A-Class rooms will be Rs 63,000 and for the B-Class rooms, it will be Rs 33,000. The revised charges will be applicable from June 1.