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Maharashtra: Devendra Fadnavis demands free injections for all patients with ‘Mucormycosis'

A day after Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government announced free treatment for mucormycosis in all government hospitals, former CM Devendra Fadnavis demanded to fix the rates of the treatment of the rare fungal infection in private hospital.

Maharashtra: Devendra Fadnavis demands free injections for all patients with ‘Mucormycosis'
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A day after Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government announced free treatment for mucormycosis in all government hospitals, the Leader of Opposition and former CM Devendra Fadnavis demanded to fix the rates of the treatment of the rare fungal infection in private hospitals too.

While talking to the media, Devendra Fadnavis said: “The cost of treating ‘mucormycosis’ is huge. The state government's announcement of free treatment is fraudulent. The state government should at least provide free injections for these treatments. Moreover, no such discrimination should be made between a government or a private hospital.”

Cost should be borne by the government

While free treatment is available only in government and some notified hospitals. It has come to light that a large number of patients with this disease are also admitted to private hospitals. Therefore, the state government should give free injections to all the patients with mucormycosis, no matter what hospital they are admitted to. All the expenses should be borne by the government. At the same time, the government should decide the amount of the remaining treatment in the private hospital, said Devendra Fadnavis.

Also Read: NMMC arranges free test and treatment facilities for patients with mucormycosis infection

Don't make false promises

Fadnavis mentioned that people spend lakhs of rupees and even sell their homes to save their relatives and family members. Despite we are seeing so many deaths every day. Hence, this is not the right time to do politics and make false promises. "I do not want to use the word 'cowardice' against the state government during such difficult times, but we expect the state government to work for the benefit of the people,” he added.

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