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  News   Nation  21 Oct 2020  Now, mask at just Rs 3 in this state

Now, mask at just Rs 3 in this state

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published Oct 21, 2020, 2:09 pm IST
Updated Oct 21, 2020, 2:09 pm IST
The Maharashtra government has capped the prices of N-95, double and triple layer masks for suppliers and private hospitals in the wake
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Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has capped the prices of N-95, double and triple layer masks for suppliers and private hospitals in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, state health minister Rajesh Tope has said.

Wearing mask in public places is mandatory for all citizens as part of the government's guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection.

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"We have put a cap on the prices of masks and the rates which can be quoted by their suppliers and private hospitals," Tope said.

The N-95 masks can be supplied in the state in the price range of Rs 19 to Rs 49, while double and triple layer masks will be available at Rs 3 to Rs 4 per unit, he said.

Wearing MaskMask "Suppliers can quote 70 per cent of MRP of the mask while hospitals can charge patients up to 110 per cent of the purchase price. No hospital will be allowed to charge more than 110 per cent of the procurement price," Tope said.

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