Decision to reserve beds in pvt hosps sought to mitigate virus spread Jain

  • | Saturday | 17th October, 2020

New Delhi: Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday said the move to reserve beds for COVID-19 patients in several private hospitals here was to "mitigate the spread of virus" and those levelling allegations on the government were trying to "jeopardise efforts" being made for people's welfare. A plea in the Delhi High Court has challenged the September 13 order of the Delhi government, directing 33 private hospitals to reserve at least 80 per cent of their total ICU bed strength for COVID-19 patients. "The decision to reserve beds for COVID-19 patients stems out of sheer concern to mitigate spread of virus. Jain made the assertion in a Facebook post and also shared a news article related to the issue. Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, representing the government, said there is a prediction that in theupcoming festive season, the number of COVID-19 cases will go up.

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