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Two Thane Hospitals Fined Rs 16 Lakh for Violating Maha Govt's Covid-19 Guidelines

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The hospitals were for critical COVID-19 patients and not ones who were asymptomatic or showed mild symptoms, an official said, adding they also kept patients for durations longer than prescribed.

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.