Delhi govt directs private hospitals with 50 beds to reserve 20 pc for COVID-19 patients

At present, 10 private hospitals have been declared as COVID-19 dedicated hospitals in the state

Delhi govt directs private hospitals with 50 beds to reserve 20 pc for COVID-19 patients

New Delhi, May 24

The Delhi government has directed private hospitals and nursing homes with a capacity of 50 beds or more to reserve 20 per cent of their total bed strength for COVID-19 patients, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Sunday.

A total of 10 private hospitals have been declared as COVID-19 dedicated hospitals for admitting confirmed/suspected cases of COVID-19 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 issued by the government said on Sunday.

To increase the bed capacity for COVID-19 patients, all 117 nursing homes/private hospitals having bed strength of 50 beds or more were directed to reserve/earmark at least 20 per cent of their total bed strength for COVID-19 patients, it added.

“The Delhi government felt an imperative need to increase the number of beds, dedicated to COVID19 patients. Hence, all 117 private hospitals/nursing homes with a capacity of 50 beds or more, have been directed to reserve 20 per cent of their total bed strength for COVID19 patients,” Health Minister Satyendar Jain tweeted.

These 117 private hospitals would bill the COVID-19 patients as per their respective schedule of charges, the order said.

“However, the billing for non-COVID patients admitted on extra beds shall not be more than 50 per cent of the lowest economy category of the hospital concerned as per earlier practice during upsurge of cases of vector borne diseases,” it added. PTI

Top Stories

UP gangster Vikas Dubey killed in 'encounter' while being taken to Kanpur

UP gangster Vikas Dubey killed in 'encounter' while being taken to Kanpur

He was shot while trying to 'snatch a rifle and flee' after ...

Endgame, all in a week: This is gangster Vikas Dubey’s story

Endgame, all in a week: This is gangster Vikas Dubey’s story

When he died, Dubey had completed his journey form a nonenti...

Slain gangster's father comes alive after 7 years

Slain gangster's father comes alive after 7 years

Informer led cops to Sanjeev's hideout, where he lived in an...

Culprit killed, what about those who gave patronage: Priyanka

Culprit killed, what about those who gave patronage: Priyanka

Opposition slams Yogi govt over Vikas Dubey encounter

All public dealing at Punjab Civil Secretariat 1 and 2 stopped with immediate effect following Covid cases

All public dealing at Punjab Civil Secretariat 1 and 2 stopped with immediate effect following Covid cases

The orders have been issued in wake of a number of Punjab go...

Cities

View All