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All pvt hospitals have to reserve 50% beds for Covid treatment : Minister Kota

All pvt hospitals have to reserve 50% beds for Covid treatment : Minister Kota

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Aug 07, 2020:    DK District in-charge Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary has said that private hospitals and medical college hospitals have to  provide 50% of their  beds to the government  for effective Covid management.



He was speaking  during his visit to the AJ Hospital and Srinivas Medical College on Thursday   following a request by Mangaluru North MLA Dr Bharath Shetty.

Protection of public health is the  priority of the government, he said adding private hospitals have to co-operate with the government in the treatment of Covid patients in the wake of rise in cases in the district. The private hospitals  will have to provide treatment to Covid patients at the rate fixed by the government, he said.

He also said private hospitals  have also been  instructed to conduct Covid tests free of cost for the people and added the government was supplying rapid test kits even to private hospitals.

Deputy Commissioner Dr K V Rajendra asked all private hospitals to  put up a large board at the entrance giving details of Covid treatment, fees and Ayushman scheme details. He also said all medical college hospitals have to do 100 rapid antigen tests free of cost every day.

MLA Dr Bharath Shetty, ZP CEO Dr Selvamani,  AJ Hospital Director Dr Prashanth Marla, District Health officer and other officials were present.

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