50% hospitals beds to be allocated for COVID patients
The authorities, in an try to cope with the extraordinary state of affairs, has issued orders earmarking 50% of the hospital beds in each authorities and personal hospitals, cooperative and ESI hospitals, completely for COVID care.
The order, issued by the Chief Secretary, in his capability because the chairman of the State Disaster Management Authority, says that with growing variety of COVID patients requiring hospitalisation, extra sources in each private and non-private sector could have to be allocated for COVID care.
The order directs that hospitals treating COVID patients ought to minimise the hospitalisation of elective instances and non-serious non-COVID instances. However, emergency non-COVID instances ought to be taken care of as is normally achieved.
The district catastrophe administration authorities (DDMAs) will handle the allotment of hospital beds to COVID-19 patients in 25% of the overall hospital beds in each authorities and personal sector, with the assistance of District Programme Monitoring and Support Units.
The order additional says that the DDMAs will appoint incident commanders in all main hospitals.
This association will be in drive until the State tides over the COVID-19 state of affairs and the state of affairs returns to normalcy, the order states.