- The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has revised rates of various medical treatments at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) and other public hospitals across the states.
- The DMER last revised these rates on December 30, 2010.
- Public hospitals do the most expensive tests at a minimum amount.
- The revisions of these rates occur after every six years.
At Sassoon General Hospital, Out Patient Department (OPD) will now need to pay Rs 20 and the indoor patients will need to pay Rs 30 per day. Every X-ray will cost Rs 70 and abdominal and pelvic sonography will be Rs 120. Tests like colour Doppler will be charged at Rs 250. Angioplasty will now be at Rs 4,000.
Dean Dr Ajay Chandanwale said that the Sassoon General Hospital has a legacy of over 137 years. “This hospital caters to patients from entire western Maharashtra. We cater to all economically challenged families. SGH with its 1,296 bedded facility is known for its super specialty. With existing infrastructure the hospital does at least 29 surgeries every day,” said Chandanwale.