Delhi govt directs private hospitals to reserve 20% of total capacity for Covid-19 patients
The Delhi Health Minister today directed private hospitals with a capacity of 50 beds or more to reserve 20% of their total bed strength for coronavirus patients.
New Delhi: As the Coronavirus cases continue to mount in the national capital, the Delhi government today reached out to the private hospitals for making beds available for Covid-19 patients.
The Delhi Health Minister today directed private hospitals with a capacity of 50 beds or more to reserve 20% of their total bed strength for coronavirus patients. A total of 10 private hospitals have been declared as COVID-19 dedicated hospitals for admitting confirmed/ suspected cases of coronavirus on payment basis.
“It has been found that in the recent past the majority of beds earmarked for COVID-19 patients in the dedicated private hospitals are occupied at any given time. Therefore, there is a need to increase the number of beds dedicated for COVID-19 patients in the private hospitals in the city,” an order of Delhi govt said.
“The Delhi govt felt an imperative need to increase the no. of beds, dedicated to COVID19 patients. Hence, all 117 pvt hospitals/nursing homes with a capacity of 50 beds or more, have been directed to reserve 20% of their total bed strength for COVID19 patients,” Jain tweeted.
These 117 private hospitals shall bill the COVID-19 patients as per their respective schedule of charges, the order said.