Maharashtra Moves To 'Take Over' Private Hospitals To Tackle Coronavirus
PUBLISHED ON: May 22, 2020 | Duration: 17 min, 48 sec
In a big move, the Maharashtra government has issued an order to use 80 per cent of private hospital beds to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. An order passed under the Epidemic Diseases Act, the government will now regulate the usage of private hospital bed capacity and has also capped the prices of treatments that can be billed to patients. Hospitals are allowed to charge their own rates for the remaining 20 per cent beds.