Dengue: Delhi to issue temporary registration to 48 new hospitals

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday decided to immediately add 795 hospital beds in the national capital by granting temporary registration to 48 new private hospitals and nursing homes for three months to tackle the increasing number of dengue cases.

The government was willing to take help from all quarters in dealing with the dengue situation in the national capital, an official statement quoted Health Minister Satyendar Jain as saying.

Working on the directions of the minister, the department of health issued an order which said: “The concerned hospital authority will have to ensure that only medically sick patients and fever cases suspected of having dengue and its complications may be admitted in hospital.”

The hospital authorities will have to ensure that there was adequate number of required manpower, equipment and other accessories were stocked and available to take care of admitted patients.

“The tariff of these temporary beds will be 50 percent less than the respective hospital’s specified charges for the lowest category of economy category patients,” the statement said.

The statement said none of the hospitals granted temporary registration will conduct any OT and Labour Room procedures till these were inspected by the competent licensing authorities and were granted regular clearance.

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