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Private hospitals agree to give 50% Covid beds

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Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa

BENGALURU:

Private hospitals have finally agreed to provide 50 per cent of their beds for Covid treatment, following a meeting of hospital managements with the Chief Minister on Monday.

Revenue Minister R Ashoka, who was part of the meeting, said as a result 750 beds will be available to treat Corona patients by Tuesday. Ashoka said he hoped to get 2,000 beds in the next few days. A five-member coordination committee, including 2 IAS officers and 3 private hospital heads, has been formed.

Speaking in the corridors of the Vidhana Soudha, the Chief Minister said the hospitals had wanted more time. They had claimed that not all hospitals had facilities to treat Covid patients.

But with the government adamant, they had agreed to all demands, including reservation of 50 per cent of beds for Covid patients and adhering to the prescribed rates.

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