AIIMS may increase charges for private wards and rooms
New Delhi, Dec 28 (PTI) The premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences might increase charges for private wards and rooms and use the additional money generated to drive down the cost for various services at the general wards.
The proposal has been approved by the Standing Finance Committee and the Governing Body of AIIMS, but has not been given effect as yet as required mechanisms for providing required consumables like medicines need to be set up, hospital sources said.
A circular was issued by the Financial Adviser, AIIMS in November, 2010 asking for details of various user charges in the Institute. It was based on a questionnaire developed by the Costing Accounting Unit of the Ministry of Finance.
AIIMS authorities and the government have been exploring ways to modernise the premier institute cinluding setting up of the Valiathan committee which has already submitted its report.