The Maharashtra government on Wednesday issued a notification asking private doctors in Mumbai below the age of 55 years to report with immediate effect to hospitals for treatment of coronavirus patients.
As per reports, private medical practitioners not having any comorbidity and ageing below 55 years will have to mandatorily work for fifteen days treating COVID-19 patients at the hospital they will be posted at.
Those failing to report at the assigned hospital will have to face strict action including revoking of their medical licenses.
The government has invoked the Epidemic Diseases Act, Disaster Management Act, and Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act to issue the above-mentioned order.
The private doctors have now been asked to provide their biodata and the place at which they wished to be posted in a form which needs to be submitted to an officer of the BMC.
Maharashtra has 15,525 coronavirus cases, with 617 deaths, and 2819 recoveries, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus cases in India surged to 49391 on Wednesday.
The death toll due to coronavirus in the country is 1694 so far and the number of active cases is 33514.
A total of 14182 people suffering from coronavirus have either been cured or discharged in the country so far.