Rajasthan Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma (File photo)
Rajasthan Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma (File photo)

Rajasthan govt asks private hospitals in six districts to reserve 30 pc beds for COVID-19 patients

ANI | Updated: Sep 26, 2020 06:53 IST


Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], September 26 (ANI): Rajasthan Medical and Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma instructed all private hospitals in the district headquarters of Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur, Ajmer and Bikaner to reserve 30 per cent of their bed capacity for corona-infected patients.
In a statement issued by the state Health Ministry on Friday, Dr Sharma praised the role of government and private hospitals to combat COVID-19. However, he informed there are still some big private hospitals that are not treating COVID-19 patients.

"All private hospitals, corona-infected patients will have to be treated in a separate ward following the COVID-19 protocol. Private hospitals in the district headquarters of Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur, Ajmer and Bikaner will have to keep 30 per cent of their bed capacity reserved for corona-infected patients," he said.
The Health Minister added that infected patients will be treated according to the rates mentioned in the notification dated September 3, 2020.
Meanwhile, Principal Secretary of the Medical Department, Akhil Arora, issued directions for private hospitals in this regard under the Rajasthan Pandemic Ordinance. (ANI)

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