Even in the lockdown phase 3, Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state in the country with highest number of Covid-19 cases. According to the Union ministry of health and family welfare, Maharashtra had 15,525 Covid-19 cases as of Wednesday morning, including 617 deaths. However, 2,819 patients have been cured and discharged after the treatment.
Looking at the constant rise in the number of patients in the state and Mumbai being the worst affected within the state, the Maharashtra government on Wednesday issued a notification making it mandatory for private doctors in Mumbai to report to hospitals for treatment of coronavirus patients.
The doctors have been asked to work for 15 days to provide treatment to the patients who have contracted the virus. Failure to report to the hospital will lead to their medical license being revoked.
The government has invoked the Epidemic Diseases Act, Disaster Management Act, and Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act.
Doctors of the age 55 and above have been given relaxation from the duty. If any doctor fails to report to the hospital their medical license will be revoked.