Maharashtra: 3 doctors held for charging a lakh for ventilator bed

May 04 2021 04:08 PM
Maharashtra: 3 doctors held for charging a lakh for ventilator bed

The Pune Police arrested three doctors for charging a family of a patient ₹1 lakh for a ventilator bed at a hospital in Pune’s Pimpri Chinchwad area. This news comes in the middle of the devastating state of Maharashtra due to second wave of Covid-19.

According to the police, a complaint has been lodged by the Municipal Corporation and a probe is underway. Several other similar instances have been reported from across the country. The police have taken action against several people for hoarding and black marketing Remdesivir, oxygen and other medical equipment used in the treatment of Covid-19. Meanwhile Maharashtra on Monday added 48,621 fresh Covid-19 infections, taking the tally of infections to 4,771,022. The slight dip in cases is however due to a drop in tests conducted in the past 24 hours, owing to the weekend. The state tested 211,668 samples in the past 24 hours.

The state is vandalised seeing the reports of over the past few days, the active case count has remained around 650000. Of the projected 1.1 million active cases, 300000 cases are expected to be from Mumbai and its surrounding districts of Thane, Palghar and Raigad. The region now has 137688 active cases .

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