Tribune Information Service
Chandigarh, April 16
The Mohali administration on Friday ordered the seven non-public hospitals to put aside at the least 50 per cent of their complete mattress capability as isolation beds and wards for COVID care.
The seven hospitals—Max Tremendous-specialty, Fortis Healthcare, SGHS Sohana, Indus Hospital and Ivy Hospital, Grecian Tremendous-specialty and Mayo Tremendous-specialty—offering high quality tertiary care (L2/L3) for COVID sufferers within the district shall put aside at the least 50 per cent of their complete mattress capability as isolation beds and wards for COVID care.
“The district possesses minimal public well being infrastructure, provided that the district hospital is underneath re-construction as a medical school – which can take time. Many of the ICU beds/ ventilators (L2/L3 i.e. Tertiary Care) are within the non-public sector,” stated Mohali DC Girish Dayalan in an order.
The hospitals shall additionally put sure ambulances solely attending to COVID-19 sufferers or suspected instances.
The Civil Surgeon, Mohali, shall resolve on the precise variety of beds and ambulances primarily based on total capability of the hospital.
Non-public hospitals within the district shall not refuse admission or remedy to sufferers of COVID-19 referred by the Civil Surgeon, Mohali. The hospitals shall be certain that employees – medical doctors, nurses, and paramedics—are all accessible on responsibility and nobody shall refuse remedy.
There have been 3,466 constructive instances with 21 deaths within the week beginning April 8 and the district has witnessed 486 deaths until date.