If person treated in Private hospital can claim income tax under section 80DDB or only those whom treatment been done in Government hospital can claim.
There is no such restriction of Govt or private hospitals. But the doctor should be expert in that area. Refer THIS.
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So a private doctor recognized by Medical Council of India certified can issue the certificate right? No need to go to a government hospital doctor? But in the link you provided it said: “provided that where in respect of any diseases or ailments specified in sub-rule (1), the patient is receiving the treatment in a Government hospital, the prescription may be issued by any specialist working full-time in that hospital and having a post-graduate degree in General or Internal Medicine or any equivalent degree, which is recognised by the Medical Council of India”
Read this also “the patient is receiving the treatment in a Government hospital” in that case it applies. Hence, you can go with private doctor certification also.
So is there any prescribed format for that certificate. Also, one has to keep the certificate with themselves as there is no option to upload the same.
Say if a treatment has occurred in 2016-17, can one now make a certificate? Also, will the deduction will only be eligible for the year treatment has taken place or every year as one way or the other costs are incurred on medicines, etc, so that counts or not?
There is no such specific format. How can a doctor give you certificate NOW for the treatment you faced in 2016-17?
So treatment can obviously be conducted in past, literally, there would be obvious costs incurred every year for the treatment done in past, which may involve for example medicinal costs.
I agree that treatment can obviously be conducted in the past. But the doctor certificate must also be showing the certificate date which is relevant to date of admission and treatment. Also, such treatment must be within the respective FY to claim the deduction.