The Maharashtra authorities has taken management of 80 % of all non-public hospital beds within the state until August 31 because it tackles over 40,000 coronavirus instances, essentially the most within the nation, and complaints of exorbitant charges.
An order late final night time allows the federal government to control using non-public hospital beds and in addition determine the price of therapy and the way a lot might be billed to sufferers.
Hospitals are allowed to cost their very own charges within the remaining 20 per cent beds.
For the remainder, ward and isolation mattress charges have been capped at Rs 4,000. For ICU beds with out ventilators, the fee can be Rs 7,500 per day whereas an ICU mattress with ventilator assist can be billed at Rs 9,000.
The federal government has additionally mounted the price of practically 270 procedures and surgical procedures, together with most cancers therapies.
Maharashtra has 41,642 COVID-19 instances, with Mumbai crossing the 25,000 mark.