Bengaluru, July 18– Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa today convened a meeting with Private Medical College Hospitals regarding COVID management and directed them to provide 50 per cent of the beds as promised, with effect from tomorrow itself.
In his address, he said that the private medical college hospitals need to cooperate as there is sharp rise in COVID cases in the city. It has come to the notice of the Government that some institutes are denying treatment for COVID as well as non-COVID patients and he expressed his concerns over media reports of death of several people, who died as they didn’t get timely treatment due to denial from the hospitals. He said that Bengaluru should continue to lead the country as a role model in COVID management.
During previous meeting private medical colleges had agreed upon providing around 4500 beds, which would make total beds available in Government and private medical colleges is 6500 beds. Chief Minister expressed dismay over some colleges not providing the number of beds as promised and also about certain lacunae which were noticed by ministers during their visit.
During this emergency situation we should respond with humanity. COVID and Non COVID patients shall not be denied of treatment and the balance in healthcare system shall be maintained, he advised.
He directed them to provide 50 per cent of the beds with effect from tomorrow itself as there is acute increase in the number of COVID 19 cases reported in BEngaluru.
He assured them of all support including providing doctors and nurses, if need be.
The private medical colleges assured to provide 50 per cent of beds and some colleges offered 80 per cent of the beds for COVID treatment.
Nodal officers have already been appointed to monitor the availability of beds in these medical colleges.
It was decided to issue notice to Vaidehi Medical College for their absence.
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