Public, pvt hosps told to reserve 40% beds in general category, 70% in ICU in G’gram

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Public, pvt hosps told to reserve 40% beds in general category, 70% in ICU in G’gram

Wednesday, 14 April 2021 | Parvesh Sharma | Gurugram

In view of the spike in Covid-19 cases in Gurugram, the District Magistrate Dr Yash Garg, on Tuesday ordered all private and public hospitals to reserve 40 per cent of their total beds capacity in general category and 70 per cent beds in ICU/ventilator for Covid-19 patients.

Moreover, the data of available beds will be uploaded on the platform ‘onemapggm.gmda.gov.in’ of the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) by the hospitals.

The order was issued under the epidemic diseases Act-1897 and sub-section-2 of the Disaster Management Act-2005.

“As the district has crossed more than 1,100 cases in a single day and having more than 6,000 active cases at present. So in view of current covid situation we are in need of more dedicated ICU and Ventilator bed so demand of more hospitalization is likely to come. Effective health services and ensuring it's efficient management is of atmost property for thr district administration. Therefore, it has decided to reserve sufficient number of beds at designated private health facilities for covid patients," the order said.

It further stated that the hospitals to provide services including human resources and logistics ie doctors, paramedical staff, medicine, ICU, ambulance etc. Apart from this information about the number of patients and available beds, etc., will be updated on a daily basis on the GMDA platform.

Apart from this, the Gurugram district on Tuesday recorded 998 fresh coronavirus cases. One death was also reported from the city, taking the district's COVID toll to 370, officials said.

Active case count now 6,460 of which 6,018 are in home isolation.

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