Reserve 40% beds for Covid patients: says Delhi govt to Pvt hospital

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Delhi government on Tuesday directed all private hospitals and nursing homes with 50 beds or more in the city to reserve at least 40 per cent of their total bed capacity for Covid patients amid rising Covid cases on daily basis.

The circular issued by the Directorate General of Health Services, Delhi Government, said that the transmissibility of the variant is very high and the number of Omicron positive cases in the community are rising exponentially.

“Therefore, the keepers of all private hospitals, nursing homes having total bed capacity of 50 beds or more  are directed to reserve at least 40% of their total bed capacity, 40% of Ward Bed capacity and 40% oflCU bed capacity for COVID patients”, added the circular.