- The Kerala government on Monday told the High Court that it had come up with a fee structure for various services in private hospitals, according to the Hindustan Times. The state government was pulled up by the Kerala High Court earlier in the day while hearing a suo motu case on private hospitals charging exorbitant amounts. The Madras High Court also observed that hospitals seem to be taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis by charging high fees from patients and their families.
- India on Monday registered 3,66,161 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, taking the tally of infections in the country to 2,26,62,575 since the pandemic broke out in January 2020. The overall infection count dropped below the 4-lakh mark for the first time after four days. With 3,754 deaths, the toll climbed to 2,46,116. There are 37,45,237 active cases and 1,86,71,222 patients have recovered from the infection so far.
- Dozens of decomposed bodies were seen floating in Ganga river in Bihar’s Buxar district on Monday morning. The bloated bodies later piled up on the banks of the river in Chausa, a village located about 11 km from Buxar city, on Bihar’s border with Uttar Pradesh. Villagers and officials suspect these are Covid fatalities who were thrown into the river, leading to massive…