Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 16
The Mohali administration on Friday ordered the seven private hospitals to set aside at least 50 per cent of their total bed capacity as isolation beds and wards for COVID care.
The seven hospitals—Max Super-specialty, Fortis Healthcare, SGHS Sohana, Indus Hospital and Ivy Hospital, Grecian Super-specialty and Mayo Super-specialty—providing quality tertiary care (L2/L3) for COVID patients in the district shall set aside at least 50 per cent of their total bed capacity as isolation beds and wards for COVID care.
“The district possesses minimal public health infrastructure, given that the district hospital is under re-construction as a medical college – which will take time. Most of the ICU beds/ ventilators (L2/L3 i.e. Tertiary Care) are in the private sector,” said Mohali DC Girish Dayalan in an order.
The hospitals shall also put certain ambulances exclusively attending to COVID-19 patients or suspected cases.
The Civil Surgeon, Mohali, shall decide on the exact number of beds and ambulances based on overall capacity of the hospital.
Private hospitals in the district shall not refuse admission or treatment to patients of COVID-19 referred by the Civil Surgeon, Mohali. The hospitals shall ensure that staff – doctors, nurses, and paramedics—are all available on duty and no one shall refuse treatment.
There have been 3,466 positive cases with 21 deaths in the week starting April 8 and the district has witnessed 486 deaths till date.
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