A number of personal hospitals in Bengaluru have been slapped with a discover on Sunday for not reserving 50 p.c of their beds for COVID-19 sufferers. The town’s civic physique chief discovered the hospitals flouting the Karnataka authorities orders on allocation of beds throughout a shock go to.
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) Commissioner Gaurav Gupta stated the hospitals have been requested to elucidate their motion inside a day, failing which they may face “stern motion”.
A discover has been issued to those hospitals searching for rationalization inside 24 hours relating to the identical. Stern motion shall be taken towards these hospitals in the event that they fail to reply inside the time alloted.
— Gaurav Gupta,IAS (@BBMPCOMM) April 18, 2021
Karnataka Well being and Medical Schooling Minister Dr Okay Sudhakar, earlier this week, had stated that the personal hospitals have been requested to order 50 p.c beds for the COVID-19 sufferers in view of the surge in circumstances within the state.
The minister additionally inspected just a few personal hospitals this night.
“The inspection was to verify whether or not the hospitals are complying with authorities orders to order 50 per cent beds for Covid sufferers. Manipal hospital has not offered 50 per cent beds. Strict directions have been given to the hospital. Authorized motion shall be initiated in the event that they fail to obey the orders. Allow us to not land in such a state of affairs,” he was quoted as saying by information company ANI.
Karnataka reported 19,067 new COVID-19 circumstances, 4,603 discharges and 81 deaths within the final 24 hours.