COVID-19: Bed blocking protocol modified, circular issued

The Hindu | Nov 18, 2020 at 12:31 PM
  • Nearly 70% of beds in government hospitals and government medical hospitals reserved for COVID-19 patients now remain unoccupied.
  • It is only when the bed occupancy at government hospitals and government medical colleges reaches 90% that CHBMS will release beds in private facilities for the zonal command and control centres to block the same.
  • Earlier, to ensure bed availability for all COVID-19 positive patients, the Department of Health and Family Welfare had made it compulsory to reserve 50% of beds in private medical facilities in the city for patients referred by BBMP or government.