News > Maharashtra brings 80% of private hospital beds under its oversight, fixes rates for treatments
Maharashtra brings 80% of private hospital beds under its oversight, fixes rates for treatments
CNBC TV18 | 22/05/2020 11:25 AM | Click to read full article
The Maharashtra government has brought 80 percent of beds in all private hospitals across the state under its purview till August 31 this year. Brought into force by an order passed under the Epidemic Diseases Act, the government will now regulate the usage of private hospital bed capacity and has also capped the prices of treatments that can be billed to patients. The state government's move is aimed at expanding the bed capacity it directly oversees while also redressing complaints of exorbitant hospital charges levied on patients who do not have medical insurance.