COVID-19 Treatment Services
COVID-19 Related Admission Charges:
SKMCH&RC is a charitable, not-for-profit institution, whose mission is to provide the best possible cancer care to all its patients, irrespective of their ability to pay. For over 25 years, we have treated more than 75% of our patients completely free of charge. During the current coronavirus pandemic, this has extended to treatment not only for cancer but also for Covid-19 infection in those of our cancer patients who have been infected by this virus. The current average expenditure for admission to our dedicated Covid-19 facilities is as follows:
The current average expenditure for admission to our dedicated Covid-19 facilities is as follows:
a. Inpatient (Isolation) Ward:
The average cost per day for a patient admitted to the ward is expected to be about Rs 25,000. This includes room charges, investigations (laboratory & radiology), medical and nursing assessments and care as well as cost of usual medications, other supplies and consumables.
b. Intensive Care Unit (ICU):
The average cost of admission to the ICU is about Rs 150,000 on day one, followed by approximately Rs 60,000 per day for each subsequent day. This includes room charges, investigations (laboratory & radiology), medical and nursing assessments and care (including ventilator support) as well as cost of usual medications, other supplies and consumables.
Please understand that these are AVERAGE costs and that actual costs may be higher, or lower, than this.
Actemra (tocilizumab) injections for patients with Covid-19 infection are available at SKMCH&RC Lahore and Peshawar, at the manufacturer’s recommended retail price, for use on our patients, only.
If you need further details, please feel free to discuss with the Patient Care Officer who is dealing with you/your patient’s admission. If necessary, a representative of the Business Services Office may be asked to speak to you over the ‘phone, during normal working hours (8 am – 5 pm) on any weekday, if you have additional questions which the PCO is unable to answer.
If you wish to complain about any aspect of our services, you may speak to a member of staff, or to the area supervisor, or you may contact the Hospital’s Patient Relations Division on extension 3404.
Anyone wishing to lodge a complaint about our charges to the Punjab Healthcare Commission may do so by calling them on their helpline – 0800 00742.