Maharashtra has develop into the primary state to control the charges of face masks throughout COVID-19 pandemic as a committee fashioned to implement caps on the worth of masks has submitted its suggestions to the state authorities and formal order will quickly be issued.
The state govt had constituted a committee to provide options about regulating costs of Masks and Sanitisers.
Maharashtra Well being Minister Rajesh Tope confirmed that the committee has submitted its suggestions and formal order will quickly be issued. He additionally confirmed that now costs of N-95 maks will likely be capped at Rs 50 most for each masks. The charges have been finalised after an in depth examine of the method and value of producing, availability and affordability of uncooked materials and demand out there, he mentioned.
Mr Tope confirmed that the federal government has accepted the suggestions of the committee and shortly orders will likely be issued.
In response to the advice of the committee, the N-95 masks will likely be accessible for round Rs 19 to Rs 50 relying on the kind, whereas the double and triple layer masks will likely be accessible for simply Rs three to 4. The method of deciding on the worth fastened by the committee is within the last stage and after the approval of the federal government, it is going to be obligatory to promote the masks on the revised price, mentioned an official launch.
He additionally says that the charges have been finalised after an in depth examine of the method and value of producing, availability and affordability of uncooked materials and demand in market and so on.
At the moment, the state authorities has made it obligatory for residents to put on masks and if they don’t put on them, punitive motion is being taken.
Maharashtra continues to be one of many worst-affected states with 14,578 new COVID-19 circumstances, 355 deaths and 16,715 discharges at the moment, taking the entire circumstances within the state to 14,80,489, together with 39,072 deaths and 11,96,441 discharges.
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