RANCHI: The Jharkhand government has directed private hospitals to reserve at least 50% of the total beds for patients suffering from Coronavirus.
The decision was taken in the wake of the increasing number of Covid patients further leading to the shortage of beds both in the government and private hospitals in Ranchi and some other parts of the State.
In a letter to all district administrations, Health Secretary KK Saon has directed the Deputy Commissioners to hold a meeting with the representative of private hospitals asking them to follow the instructions and make a suitable plan of action in this regard.
“To provide proper treatment to the increasing number of Covid patients in Jharkhand, all the private hospitals, presently engaged in preventing the spread of coronavirus in Jharkhand, needs to keep 50% of their total beds for the Covid patients,” stated the letter.
The Deputy Commissioners have also been asked to get it implemented in their districts after holding a meeting with the representative of private hospitals.
Jharkhand witnessed a total of 2,296 cases in with 1,076 cases in Ranchi alone. Presently, there are a total number of 13,933 positive cases in the state.