Amid reports of hospitals in Maharashtra refusing admission to coronavirus patients and overcharging, the Maharashtra government issued orders for taking control of 80 per cent beds in private hospitals and nursing homes in the state and capping treatment charges for these beds.
Private hospitals will now have 20 per cent beds for which they are allowed to charge their own rates, while 100 per cent of the ICU beds and 80 per cent others will be regulated by the Maharashtra government.
Watch Maharashtra Health Minister, Rajesh Tope speaking exclusively to India Today’s Rajdeep Sardesai on why the state govt is roping in private hospitals to fight against COVID-19.
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