Updated: Jun 22, 2022, 20:42 IST
Do some inpatients in hospitals get preferential treatment over others? Yes, of course. This happens even abroad, for instance, if a Prime Minister or President is admitted to a hospital. This keeps the hospital administrators on their toes and they usually breathe a sigh of relief once the famous patient is discharged.
In the normal course of events, patients in a private room or suite do get better facilities than those in general wards. However, one must note that the quality of evaluation and prescriptions are the same. Hospitals do charge more for a private room. Investigations in the rooms and doctors’ fees are also more in these circumstances. In any event, the care offered is the same wherever you are but in the suites and rooms one gets more ancillary facilities.