Reviewing the pandemic situation in the State, the Chief Minister asked the officials to ensure the helplines in Covid hospitals are active and effective.
However, with patients inflow to the Casualty increasing manifold, the isolation wards have very little space to accommodate them.
Sources said, a 78-year-old man from Khiripada within Betnoti police limits was admitted to the Covid hospital on Wednesday last after testing positive.
Bommai said that at present, stepdown hospitals have 960 beds, which should be increased to at least 5,000 in two days.
At least 3 hospitals made to beg for cylinders to save lives of patients on O2 support; nearly none have buffer stock
Activists say private hospital bills still on higher side, complain MRP printed on consumables exorbitant
Says any violation will be dealt with by authorities strictly, government should make sure that the grievance redressal mechanism is put in place soon
An official in a private hospital said they were waiting for clarity from the government.
The guide has been curated with 'multidisciplinary inputs from our internal medicine, pulmonology, and critical care teams,' he said.
'Kanji' at Rs 1,300 shocks Kerala HC, tells govt to enforce order capping Covid treatment at private hospitals immediately
The HC made it clear that no private hospitals shall be entitled to charge on consumables and PPE kits, essential instruments like Oximeter more than the cost price at which it was procured by them.
Neighbouring Dakshina Kannada has no oxygen to spare as Palakkad unit stopped supplying 10,000 litres of liquid oxygen to it two weeks ago
Some hospitals, according to the complaints, were charging Rs 30,000 per day for Covi treatment against Rs 16,500 fixed by the State government.
To avail themselves of these beds, patients especially those who are critically ill, should register through 104 health helpline.
Officials at the 104 State helpline at the DMS campus said that about 90 per cent of calls to the helpline are requests from the private hospitals for oxygen.
Private Hospitals and Nursing Home Association president Dr Prasanna HM said that it was heartbreaking to see people running around in search of hospital beds.