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Government issues show-cause notice to four private hospitals in Mumbai

The Maharashtra government has issued show-cause notices to four well known private hospitals in Mumbai.

Government issues show-cause notice to four private hospitals in Mumbai
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The Maharashtra government has issued show-cause notices to four well known private hospitals in Mumbai for their failure to adhere to the rules laid down by the government for treatment of the patients suffering from coronavirus.

The four hospitals are Bombay Hospital, Jaslok Hospital, Hinduja Hospital and Lilavati Hospital. Doctor Sudhakar Shinde, state Health Assurance Society head had earlier alerted the hospitals that action will be taken against them if they do not adhere with the order issued by the state government.

Maharashtra’s Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Monday learned though his hospital rounds that patients have been waiting long hours at private hospitals even when 50 per cent of their beds are vacant. The state government had earlier taken 80 per cent of the general category beds and all the ICU beds in the city’s private health care facilities in order to provide treatment to the COVID-19 patients. However, many people have been complaining of non-availability of beds in these hospitals.

Maharashtra on Monday reported 2,361 new Covid-19 cases, taking the state's count of coronavirus positive cases to more than 70,000. Mumbai so far has 42,216 cases of coronavirus. The city's death toll stood at approximately 1,319. After Mumbai, Thane reported the most number of cases at 9,941 with active cases at 6,089 and total deaths at 215. The total number of deaths in Maharashtra due to the disease stood at 2,362.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been adding beds at various location in the Mumbai metropolitan region as a part of its plan to make nearly one lakh beds available for COVID-19 patients. Arrangements for these beds are being made at the Corona Care Centres being set up at Bandra Kural Complex (BKC), Goregaon, Mulund, Dahisar, Worli Dairy Colony, Wankhede Stadium and Worli NSCI. On Monday the civic body set up a 200-bed corona hospital with oxygen facilities near Maharashtra Nature Park at Dharavi.


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