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Delhi AIIMS increases room rent for private ward after 5% GST rate hike

On Thursday, the New Delhi-based All India Institute of Medical Sciences announced an increase in the cost of its private ward rooms. 

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New Delhi: On Thursday, the New Delhi-based All India Institute of Medical Sciences announced an increase in the cost of its private ward rooms. 

The action follows the GST Council’s recent decision to impose a 5% tax on hospital room rentals that exceed Rs 5,000 per day. According to the government announcement, the new price will go into effect on July 18.

According to a statement from AIIMS, the daily rate for an A-class (deluxe accommodation) at AIIMS has increased to Rs 6300. 

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Patients must pay a 10-day advance payment of Rs 66,000, which includes diet costs and GST of 5%.

Official communication from AIIMS Financial Advisor, Narinder Bhatia, to the Medical Superintendent, HoDs and other key officials reads: “The undersigned is directed to notify the following hospital charges for room rent for private ward hospitalised patients with effect from 18th July 2022, as per notification of Government of India levying GST @5 per cent on the room rent (except ICU) exceeding Rs 5,000 per day per patient charged by a hospital.”

“Room rent: Rs 6,000 + GST 5 per cent, Rs 63,00/- per day for A- class or Deluxe rooms,” he said in the letter.

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