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Pvt hospitals in Pune asked to reserve over 2,000 beds amid Covid surge

In a virtual meeting with private hospitals, PMC commissioner Vikram Kumar and civic health officials instructed hospitals to reserve maximum beds for COVID-19 patients and not to turn any patient awa

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Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

A rural ICU run by the CIPACA team at Sri Kumaran Hospital at Oddanchathiram, in Tamil Nadu's Dindigul district

In light of the rise in COVID-19

cases in Maharashtra, the Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Tuesday directed in the city to reserve around 2,000 to 3,000 beds for infected patients.

In a virtual meeting with private hospitals, PMC commissioner Vikram Kumar and civic health officials instructed hospitals to reserve maximum beds for COVID-19 patients and not to turn any patient away.

"We have instructed hospitals to keep at least 2,000 to 3,000 beds for COVID-19 patients and also asked them not return anyone away," civic health chief Dr Ashish Bharati, said.

will notify the civic body about the number of beds they have reserved and accordingly, the dashboard will be updated, he said.

Currently, the PMC has over 1,200 to 1,500 beds available at civic and government-run hospitals, the official said.

Apart from this, COVID-19 care centres in are also being readied.

As many as 661 new cases and four casualties were reported in city on Tuesday, a civic official said.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Tue, February 23 2021. 22:09 IST
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