Delhi Govt instructs private hospitals to retain 80% ICU beds for Covid patients

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New Delhi: As the Covid-19 cases are increasing constantly in the capital city, the Delhi government has asked the nursing homes and private hospitals in the city with a bed strngth of 50 or more to retain a minimum of 80 per cent ICU beds capacity.

For consecutively 4 days, Delhi has been recording over 4000 cases of Coronavirus. Alongside, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has guided the health authorities to raise the bed strength in hospital’s ICU.

Delhi Health Minister, Satyendra Jain addressed the issue, “Yesterday, we instructed 33 private hospitals to reserve 80 per cent of their ICU beds for coronavirus patients. This has been done since issues were being faced with regards to ICU beds in some private hospitals. I also held a video conference over this and an order has been issued in this regard.”

Satyendra Jain said, Delhi has ramped up testing, which brings to increasing new cases. On Saturday, 60,000 Covid-19 tests were conducted in this regard.

New Delhi on Saturday alone recorded 4,321 fresh cases of Coronavirus and 28 deaths.

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