New Delhi: The Niti Aayog committee, set up by Union home minister Amit Shah, to fix the rates of isolation beds charged by the private hospitals in Delhi, has submitted its recommendation. Also Read - Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health Donates Nearly 40,000 Nicotine Patches as WHO Launches Initiative to Help 1.3bn People Quit Smoking

According to MHA, the committee has recommended Rs 8,000-10,000, 13,000-15,000 and 15,000-18,000 including PPE costs for isolation bed, ICUs without & with ventilator respectively to all hospitals as compared to the current charges of Rs 24,000-25,000, 34,000-43,000 and 44,000-54,000 (excluding PPE cost) Also Read - 'Friends' of Safety: Mumbai Police Takes Help of Chandler Bing to Spread Awareness About Wearing Mask With Swag Amid COVID-19

While reviewing the coronavirus situation in Delhi-NCR on Friday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the satellite cities like Gurgaon, Noida and Ghaziabad cannot be separated from the national capital in this battle.  Though the rates are applicable to Delhi private hospitals, the same can be applied to NCR too. “These rates could be applied in hospitals in the NCR cities after consultations,” Amit Shah had said. Also Read - Lockdown News: After UP And Bihar, U'khand Govt Imposes Complete Shutdown in Kashipur District Till July 13, Non-essential Movement Strictly Restricted

As per the directions given by the home minister in a series of meetings chaired by him over last few days in regard to #COVID19 situation in Delhi, house to house health survey in 242 containment zones of Delhi completed yesterday. A total of 2.3 lakh people were surveyed.

The Delhi government on Thursday issued an order to fix the price of COVID-19 tests performed by laboratories at Rs 2,400 each.

The order comes a day after the Union Home Ministry capped the price for the COVID-19 RT-PCR test in the national capital.

The order said the Delhi Disaster Management Committee has accepted the recommendations of the committee under Dr V K Paul, member of NITI Aayog, for fixing reasonable rate for COVID-19 test performed by private labs in Delhi at Rs 2,400.

The rate includes GST, other taxes, if any, the cost involved in picking and transportation of samples, documentation and reporting with immediate effect.

Authorities at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) here earlier in the day said the new rate has been brought into effect from Thursday.

(With Agency Inputs)