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Episode 902 June 8, 2020

How much will you have to pay if you get COVID-19?

In this episode, we take a look at what private hospitals are charging for treating COVID-19. First, Kaunain Sheriff talks about how private hospitals end up charging huge amounts of money from COVID-19 patients and why the lack of a standard treatment is a major contributor. Next, Malini Aisola, the co-convener of the All India Drug Action Network, explains to what extent insurance can help with the burden and the redressal mechanisms that lie with patients. And finally, Aisola along with K Sujatha Rao, the former secretary of the ministry of health, talk about what the government can do to help in this situation.


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How much will you have to pay if you get COVID-19?In this episode, we take a look at what private hospitals are charging for treating COVID-19. First, Kaunain Sheriff talks about how private hospitals end up charging huge amounts of money from COVID-19 patients and why the lack of a standard treatment is a major contributor. Next, Malini Aisola, the co-convener of the All India Drug Action Network, explains to what extent insurance can help with the burden and the redressal mechanisms that lie with patients. And finally, Aisola along with K Sujatha Rao, the former secretary of the ministry of health, talk about what the government can do to help in this situation. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on https://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
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