Maharashtra acquires 80 pc beds in private hospitals, nursing homes as COVID-19 cases exceed 40,000-mark

In a late-night announcement on Thursday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said his government had acquired 80 per cent of beds across all nursing homes and private hospitals in the state. The beds have been acquired till August 31 this year, as the state has reported more than 40,000 positive cases of coronavirus so far. With this, the Maharashtra government has also capped the prices of treatments that can be billed to patients and will now regulate the usage of private hospital bed capacity. According to the details, the order for acquiring 80 per cent of beds was passed following days of negotiation with private hospitals. 

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