COVID-19: 2 Thane hospitals fined Rs 16 lakh for violations

Thane: Two hospitals in Thane district in Maharashtra designated as COVID-19 facilities were fined Rs 1 lakh per patient for violation of regulations laid down by the state government, a senior civic official said on Sunday.

Thane Deputy Municipal Commissioner Vishwanath Kelkar said the two hospitals were given several warnings before the fines were imposed under the Maharashtra COVID-19 Rules and the Epidemic Diseases Act.

“The two hospitals were for critical COVID-19 patients and not ones who were asymptomatic or showed mild symptoms.

They also kept patients for durations longer than prescribed.

The two hospitals have been fined Rs 1 lakh per patient, which comes to Rs 13 lakh in the case of one hospital and Rs 3 lakh in the other,” the DMC said.

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