February 22, 2024

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Few pvt Delhi hospitals doing ‘black marketing of Covid-19 beds’: Kejriwal

A couple of personal hospitals in Delhi are refusing admission to Covid-19 patients and demanding lakhs of rupees for allotting bed to these in a urgent want, Main Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday and warned of potent motion versus this kind of “black-marketing of beds”.

Asserting that there is no dearth of healthcare facility beds in the nationwide capital to handle Covid-19 patients, he said the Delhi govt would deploy clinical specialists at every single personal healthcare facility to keep a tab on obtainable beds.

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He said the govt has occur to know of a few hospitals refusing admission to Covid-19 patients and indulging in “black-marketing of beds”.

“We will choose potent motion versus this kind of hospitals and they are not able to refuse patients. Some time will be needed to crack the mafia who are indulging in it. These few hospitals have political connections but they ought to not be under illusion that their political masters can save them,” he said in a virtual press briefing.

He, having said that, added that most of the personal hospitals in Delhi had been good and only a couple of them had been indulging in this kind of malpractice.

The govt is talking to the homeowners of personal hospitals to ascertain their challenges in reserving 20 per cent of their beds for Covid-19 patients, he said.

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The chief minister also said that screening of Covid-19 has not been stopped in Delhi as noted by a area of media.

He said that at this time 36 govt and personal laboratories had been executing check of the novel coronavirus. Motion was taken versus six labs for irregularities, he added.