Report By: Nandika Chand | Last Updated June 7, 2020
Hospitals run by the Delhi state government in the city and private hospitals will be reserved only for the residents of Delhi. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said hospitals run by the Center will remain open for all.
He said private hospitals will also be reserved for the people of Delhi but those hospitals where special surgeries like neurosurgery are performed will remain accessible for everyone across the country.
On Saturday, the CM warned that strong action will be taken against private hospitals for “black-marketing of beds”. Kejriwal said the Delhi government would deploy medical professionals at each private hospital to keep a tab on available beds.
“We will take strong action against such hospitals and they cannot refuse patients. Some time will be needed to break the mafia who are indulging in it. These few hospitals have political connections but they should not be under the illusion that their political masters can save them,” he said in a virtual press briefing. “The government is talking to the owners of private hospitals to determine their problems in reserving 20 per cent of their beds for COVID-19 patients.”
Kejriwal also reassured the people that there is no dearth of hospital beds in Delhi to treat COVID-19 patients.