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Black fungus treatment rates capped at all private hospitals in Mumbai & other Maha districts

Maharashtra Health Ministry regulates and fixes mucormycosis treatment cost at all private hospitals till July 31.

Ushering in economic relief for all those under the pandemic and post-pandemic whip, the Maharashtra government on Friday regulated to cap the treatment cost of black fungus infection at private hospitals. The aid will extend up to July 31 and will also limit the rates of various surgical procedures listed for black fungus, read reports. Granted by the Health Ministry, the subsidised medication will provide a huge relief to the common man.

Easing the provision of affordable treatment for all

Earlier, the state of Maharashtra had decided to provide free black fungus treatment at 130 pre-identified hospitals across the territory under the Mahatma Jyotiba Jan Arogya Yojana and PM-JAY. Besides this, the government had also empanelled another 1000 hospitals to provide effective mucormycosis treatment, medicines, beds and other amenities to suffering patients. The new development covers all private centres and cuts down the rate to ease the provision of better and affordable facilities amid rampant growth.

"In view of the increasing number of patients being treated for mucormycosis in private hospitals, we had submitted a proposal to control the rates charged by them for treatment," state the Maharashtra Health Minister. As per reports, the government has devised a system to audit the treatment and strict action has been listed for hospitals that flout the regulator orders. These regulations will also act as a necessary check to ensure private institutes are not issuing exorbitant bills for treatment procedures.

New 3-Class system to audit and regulate treatment rates

The audit system classifies the treatment rates by private hospitals into city-based categories, segmented as Class A, B, C under various criteria. New treatment cost limits will vary as per separate ward, ICU- with or without a ventilator, isolation wards and other services for the full medical assessment, management, surgeries and long stay in hospitals.

Besides this, the rates of 28 types of surgical procedures of mucormycosis treatment have also been categorised in the listed three city segments. These will range from ₹100,000, ₹75,000, and ₹60,000 in the three divisions, respectively, making it within the reach of ordinary patients.

Presently, the state is nursing around 2,000 black fungus cases and has closed in about 150 death due to the same as yet. These tallies are reportedly the highest in the country, informed officials, pressing the need to set regulatory provisions.

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