Hosps to make arrangements to shift Covid patients

  • | Wednesday | 5th August, 2020

Kolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has taken a significant step to stop harassment of the patient party in transferring a Covid positive patient to a safe home or to a COVID-19 hospital. The move comes in the wake of complaints from patient parties about exorbitant charges by some ambulances for transporting a Covid patient to a suitable facility. Bandyopadhyay told reporters that the state Health department as well as the KMC is augmenting its ambulance fleet for smooth and safe transportation of COVID-19 positive persons. "We will give preference to swab tests of these people with co morbidities so that we can detect whether he / she is Covid positive. This will bring down the mortality rate of Covid further," said Atin Ghosh, Member of Board of Administrators who is in charge of KMC's Health department.

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