Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government has hospitals and private facilities to prominently display information about the availability of beds on a flex board at their main gates, according to an official order Tuesday.

The recent order comes in the wake of several families, whose members may have been a positive or suspected case of COVID-19, alleged that they were turned away by various hospitals despite beds being available.

The order says, the decision has been taken to provide first-hand information to people about the position of vacant beds in the city government hospitals and private facilities.

The flex board should be of dimension 12 ft by 10 ft and placed at the entry gate of all such hospitals, it said.

The matter on the boards to be displayed by hospitals, having a capacity of 50 beds or more, shall be in both English and Hindi.

The text on the boards shall include information about the Delhi Corona App and the address of Delhi Fights Corona website so that people can check the availability of beds, the order said.

The board should also display that if a hospital refuses bed despite the app showing availability, a complaint can be filed on helpline 1031, according to the order.

Delhi government on Tuesday also directed 22 private hospitals to reserve more beds for coronavirus patients, revising its earlier allocation limit.

In an official order, it directed 22 private hospitals to allocate 2,015 extra beds for coronavirus patients.

News Source: Livemint


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