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New Delhi Lifts Order Limiting Hospital Beds for residents of other cities

Lawstreet Journal 11 Jun 2020 1:33am

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New Delhi has reversed orders pertaining to limiting the scope of coronavirus testing and the reservation of hospital beds for residents of other cities as the caseload in the Indian capital continues to increase. 

The number of sick people in the city jumped to 29,943 on Tuesday, indicating the fifth highest figures in the world of India's 266,598 cases.

The government led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has given priority to investing in healthcare since coming to power in 2013. The capital has India's best healthcare attracting patients from all over the country. 

Yet the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus has risen in the capital, as lockout restrictions have eased. Kejriwal announced on Sunday, 7th June 2020, that hospital beds for COVID-19 patients would be reserved for residents of the city and only those with symptoms would be tested on.

But the central government strongly opposed the decision, in line with which the Delhi government set it aside on late Monday, 8th June 2020. Commenting on it, Kejriwal tweeted "Making medical arrangements for citizens from across the country during the Covid-19 pandemic is a major challenge. But maybe it is the will of God that we should serve everybody in the country.”

The Delhi government has directed 22 private hospitals to reserve more beds for coronavirus patients, revising its earlier allocation limit. In an official order, it has directed 22 private hospitals to allocate 2,015 extra beds for coronavirus patients.

The rising number of cases has not just become a cause for concern but also led to a… Continue Reading...

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