Shortage Of Beds In Hospitals; Is Delhi’s Health Infrastructure Dead?

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New Delhi: In view of the shortage of corona beds in private hospitals of Delhi, the Delhi government has decided to increase the number of corona beds in 22 private hospitals by more than 20%.

These hospitals are Apollo, Batra, Fortis, Max, BL Kapoor, Maharaja Agrasen, Venkateswara, Shanti Mukund, Holy Family etc.

These hospitals currently have 1441 corona beds, but now their number will increase to 3456.

Earlier, the Delhi government had ordered that all the hospitals/nursing homes of more than 50 beds capacity in Delhi should be reserved for 20% of the corona.

But doctors are raising questions about how correct this decision is. If the corona and other patients are treated simultaneously in the same hospital, the risk of spreading from one to the other will increase instead of decreasing the infection.

Hospitals contend that instead some hospitals should be completely isolated for treatment of coronavirus so that other patients are not at risk of infection.

The Delhi government’s own assessment says that by June 15, 44 thousand cases will come in Delhi. By June 30, there will be 1 lakh cases.

If it is assumed that one-third of these patients also need the hospital, then even the beds are set to fall short.


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