The state government of Maharashtra has taken control of 80% of beds in private hospitals for Coronavirus patients until August 31, 2020. Uddhav Thackeray’s government in an order passed on the night of May 21, said the government was taking control of 80% of beds in private hospitals as well as capping the rate for treatments. Prices for ward and isolation bed rates have been capped at Rs 4,000. For ICU beds without ventilators, the cost will be Rs 7,500 per day while an ICU bed with ventilator support will be billed at Rs 9,000. This move comes in the backdrop of a daily increase in coronavirus cases in Maharashtra which accounts for 30% of India’s cases. But patients have also complained of exorbitant rates charged by hospitals for PPE kits and COVID-19 treatment.