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2 Covid hospitals in Navi Mumbai fined Rs. 16 lakh for violating Maharashtra govt’s guidelines

The Thane Municipal Corporation has fined Two COVID-19 hospitals in the city for violating rules and regulations. The two designated facilities were fined Rs 1 lakh per patient, this action was taken after issuing several warnings by the civic body.

Thane Deputy Municipal Commissioner Vishwanath Kelkar said “The fines were imposed under the Maharashtra COVID-19 Rules and the Epidemic Diseases Act,”

Mr Kelkar added “These 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 the prescribed period. The hospitals have been fined `1 lakh per patient, which comes up to Rs 13 lakh for one hospital and Rs 3 lakh for the other,”

In Maharashtra COVID-19 cases rose to 85,975 after 3007 new cases reported on Sunday, the state toll is now 3060 with 91 more deaths.

However 1,924 patients were discharged, taking the tally to 39,314. There are 43,591 active cases in the state which brings the recovery rate in the state is 45.72 per cent.

From the last two days 31 deaths were reported and the rest are from the period April 13 to June 4, in this period 60 deaths were reported out of which 44 were recorded  in Mumbai, five  in Ulhasnagar, four in Mira-Bhayandar, four in Solapur and one each in Nashik, Palghar and one of a West Bengal resident.


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