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Dengue care still a costly affair - Dotemirates
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Dengue care still a costly affair

Hyderabad: Critical care for dengue continues to be costly and doctors state that they have no say in the charges that are fixed by managements of private hospitals where the bills computed are as high as Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh. The charges of an intensive care unit for the patient ranges from Rs 30,000 per day to Rs 50,000 per day and these costs often make it difficult for the patient to continue proper treatment. A recent appeal on Twitter for help from the government for a seven-year-old girl suffering from dengue has brought out the costs...


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