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Maharashtra govt caps prices of face masks in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

The N-95 masks can be accessible at costs starting from Rs 19 to Rs 49, whereas double and triple layer masks can be accessible at Rs three to Rs four per unit

Information recommend that masks, by slicing down on the variety of viruses that encounter an individual’s airway, might scale back the wearer’s possibilities of getting sick.

The Maharashtra authorities has capped the costs of N-95, double and triple layer masks for suppliers and personal hospitals within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, state well being minister Rajesh Tope has mentioned.

Sporting masks in public locations is obligatory for all residents as a part of the federal government’s pointers to stop the unfold of the coronavirus an infection.

“We’ve put a cap on the costs of masks and the charges which will be quoted by their suppliers and personal hospitals,” Tope mentioned on Tuesday.

The N-95 masks will be provided within the state within the worth vary of Rs 19 to Rs 49, whereas double and triple layer masks can be accessible at Rs three to Rs four per unit, he mentioned.

“Suppliers can quote 70 per cent of MRP of the masks whereas hospitals can cost sufferers as much as 110 p.c of the acquisition worth. No hospital can be allowed to cost greater than 110 per cent of the procurement worth,” Tope mentioned.

The Meals and Medicine Administration commissioner and district-level officers will be contacted in case of complaints, the minister mentioned.

Until Tuesday, Maharashtra reported 16,09,516 COVID-19 instances and 42,453 deaths because of the illness, as per official figures

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