To prepare for a spike in cases, the Karnataka government has asked private hospitals in Bengaluru to convert one branch exclusively for COVID-19 patients.
The state has also capped the prices for COVID treatment yesterday. At least six states so far have capped the prices of COVID-19 treatment.
With elective procedures postponed & non-COVID patients reluctant to visit hospitals, what is the situation across private hospitals in India?
What impact does the recent government steps have on private hospitals? CNBC-TV18 spoke to Viren Shetty, executive director and group COO of Narayana Health, Dr Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, MD and CEO of Fortis Healthcare and Dr Alok Roy, Chairman of Medica Group of Hospitals and the chair of the FICCI Health Services Committee.