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BMC directs private hospitals of Mumbai to reserve 80% of their beds for Covid-19 patients

As Mumbai continues to report a surge in coronavirus cases, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has directed all private hospitals in the city to keep 80 per cent of the total number of beds reserved for Covid-19 patients.
The order issued by the BMC also directed the private hospitals to keep sufficient ICU beds available for Covid patients. The private health institutes have also been asked to charge coronavirus patients as per government guidelines.
100 per cent of ICU beds at private hospitals shall be kept reserved for Ward War Room allotment COVID-19 patients only No direct admission to any of these reserved beds to be taken by hospitals, the BMC said in its statement.
We will make additional 2269 covid beds available to our citizens in private hospitals (including 360 ICUs) with immediate effect. This will be in addition to more than 3000 beds currently vacant in Mumbai for covid patients, BMC Commissioner said.
The BMC ward officers have been entrusted with the responsibility to check whether the private hospitals in their ward follow the guidelines.
Mumbai on March 29, 2021 recorded 5,890 new COVID-19 cases taking the tally to 4,04,614.
As per the health department, 12 corona patients’ deaths succumbed in the day, pushing the death toll to 11,665.
Maharashtra has been reporting a high number of COVID daily new cases. As per the state health department, said Maharashtra recorded 31,643 fresh infections, taking the overall tally to 27,45,518.
Thane continues to witness a surge in corona cases.
The district reported 3,144 new cases of covid-19, pushing the tally to 3,12,705. Thane city reported 1,010 fresh cases.
With the addition of 1,892 new cases of coronavirus, the infection count in Maharashtra’s Nashik city has gone up to 1,12,345.
Pune city reported 2,554 new cases, taking the tally to 2,69,429.
Report by Chetali S M
Reported on – 30/03/2021

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