CM orders action against hosps not admitting COVID-19 patients

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CM orders action against hosps not admitting COVID-19 patients

Friday, 16 April 2021 | PNS | Lucknow

Taking a serious view of the reluctance and dilly-dallying of certain hospitals in admitting COVID-19 patients in the state, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered that a case under the Pandemic Act be registered against all those who turn down patients sent on the recommendations of district magistrates and chief medical officers.
The Medical Education Department has issued orders in this regard to all the divisional commissioners, district magistrates and chief medical officers of the state.
Principal Secretary (Medical Education) Alok Kumar said that protecting the lives of people infected with coronavirus was the government's top priority and any negligence, or dilly-dallying on the part of hospital administrations in treating the patients would not be tolerated under any circumstances.
It is noteworthy that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had recently emphasised on the need for establishing an oxygen generation plant to ensure that there was no shortage of oxygen in medical colleges and hospitals.
Several oxygen plants have been set up in medical colleges and hospitals of the state. Apart from this, oxygen plants are also being set up at government medical colleges in Saharanpur, Ambedkarnagar, Azamgarh, Banda as well as in autonomous state medical colleges at Firozabad, Ayodhya, Basti and Bahraich.
 Four days ago, the Medical Education Department released about Rs 1.15 crore, including Rs 14.37 lakh for each plant at each medical college and hospital.
Officials saiy that the government has already purchased adequate quantities of ventilators, HFNC and BiPAP for government hospitals and medical colleges to treat critical patients.
Currently, the state has more than 5,000 ventilators, 1,600 high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) and 1,000 bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) in medical colleges and hospitals in addition to those in private hospitals.
The government is also ready to purchase more if needed, the official said.

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