Posted on June 6, 2020, 1:12 PM IST
India has registered over 9,000 cases for the third day in a row, pushing the nationwide tally to 2,36,657. And with this the medical facilities have gone for a toss with the majority of the doctors and nurses refusing to treat infected patients and private hospitals pulling bureaucratic strings to avoid filling in their hospital beds with COVID 19 patients.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday alleged there are some private hospitals who are indulging in black marketing of beds in response to reports that there is a shortage of beds for coronavirus patients in the city.
Warning of strict action, the CM said Delhi government teams are monitoring the "black marketing of beds" and said strict action will be taken in the next few days if hospitals do not start admitting patients, even as he said that some specialised hospitals have come forward with genuine concerns.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal says - "Give me some days, if these hospitals do not listen, there will be strict action taken against them. A medical professional from the Delhi government will sit at the reception of every hospital to oversee the bed occupation." "After the Covid app launch, there was a controversy. As if we did a bad thing by giving out information. There are some hospitals in Delhi which have become powerful, there have connections in political parties, and they are saying they will not take coronavirus patients. But they will HAVE to, I am warning them, they will not be let go, they have to serve people."
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said - "We are bringing out an order that will be issued to all hospitals that no suspected Covid-19 case will be turned away from a hospital. If a suspected patient approaches a hospital then that hospital has to test them and diagnose them."
Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said -"You will be admitted if your case is serious. You don't need to be admitted just because you are Covid-19 positive. More than 80 to 90% of positive case patients don't need to be admitted. No hospital will refuse admission if beds are available."
Recently two Pune private hospitals were issued show case notice for refusing to admit elderly patients. Thus the tussle between power and medical facilities continues as the nation grapples under corona virus.