BEIJING, 11 Feb — RIA Novosti. the Average cost of treatment per patient with COVID-19 in China is about 21.5 thousand yuan (3 million dollars), the treatment of critically ill patients with coronavirus costing 150 million yuan (more than 21.3 thousand dollars), said the head of the Department of management health services management medical security of China, the Xiong Xianjun.
“as of April 6, the cost of hospital treatment per patient with a confirmed diagnosis COVID-19 average has already reached 21.5 thousand yuan. Currently, the costs for the treatment of a critically ill patient with coronavirus exceed 150 thousand yuan, in rare cases, the treatment costs of patients in critical condition had reached several hundred thousand yuan, and sometimes more than 1 million yuan,” said Xiong xianjun, the words of which are given on the website of the Central Committee of CPC for discipline inspection.
He also said that as of 6 April, total expenditures of all regions of the country for examination and treatment of patients with a confirmed diagnosis and patients with suspected infection amounted to more than 1.48 billion yuan ($211 million), medical insurance will cover costs in the amount of 990 million yuan, that is 66,6%.
However, it is unclear who and when will receive insurance compensation, as the official pointed out that this amount includes the bills for medical services only 51 thousand 983 patients with confirmed diagnosis who underwent treatment in hospitals of the country, while the number of reported confirmed cases in China has long exceeded 80 thousand.
the total amount affected by cases of 1.11 billion yuan, the insurance will cover 746 million, 66.7% of the patients with suspected coronavirus — 368 million yuan, the insurance covers 245 million yuan, or 66.6 per cent.
it is noted that the figures for expenditures are not yet final, as they have not counted all the accounts of recovered patients is also still quite a lot of those still undergoing treatment, among them a high percentage of seriously ill patients, therefore, most likely, in the future, the average cost of treatment of coronavirus increase.
the world health organization on 11 March announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world has already recorded more than 1.5 million cases of infection, more than 92,7 thousand people died.