'Private hospitals must reserve 20 percent for COVID-19 management' - CM

Daijiworld Media Network - Panaji (SD)

Panaji, Jul 14: The state government has mandated for private hospitals to reserve 20 percent of their beds in their ICUs exclusively for COVID-19 management, chief minister Pramod Sawant said on Monday, July 13.

A meeting was held with the health minister Vishwajit Rane, chief secretary Parimal Rai and health secretary Nila Mohanan. The meeting was chaired by the chief minister to review and strengthen the COVID management in the state.

The chief minister said that the deceased in the state had comorbidities while speaking on the increasing number of deaths in the state.

"Of the total deaths, about four to five were suffering from cancer, eight to ten were in the 80-85 age group, and one died due to liver failure. We have to understand that the deaths are increasing due to comorbid conditions," Sawant said.

Speaking on Dr Edwin Gomes who tested positive for coronavirus after spearheading the ESI-Covid hospital Sawant said, "Dr Gomes has helped hundreds of patients win the battle against coronavirus, and I am confident he will emerge victorious in his battle too. I wish him a speedy recovery."



Title : 'Private hospitals must reserve 20 percent for COVID-19 management' - CM


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