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Shock treatment! Private hospitals denying treatment for Covid-19 patients will face criminal action

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Bengaluru: “Criminal cases will be registered against private hospitals that refuse treatment to covid patients”, Nedical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar warned here on Sunday.

Sudhakar who spoke to media after returning from his surprise visit to Jayanagar General Hospital and Rajiv Gandhi Institute  of Chest Diseases was reacting to queries regarding private hospitals refusing to treat covid patients.

No hospital should refuse to admit patients and if any hospital is found denying treatment criminal cases will be registered against them”, the Minister said.

Government has come up withsix sdifferent systems for treatment of covid patients. Covid care centres, Government medical colleges, private medical college, government hospitals, corporate hospitals and home isolation with proper facilities & according to government guidelines, the Minister added.

Sudhakar gave the statistics of four metropolitan cities in the country which including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai & Bengaluru. Bengaluru’s mortality rate is the lowest at 1.46%. The aim is to increase testing by optimal utilisation of capacity especially in private labs. Once we increase testing, it is natural that the positive cases will also increase. So citizens need not panic due to this but should take all precautionary measures.

He advised to get tested in the nearest fever clinics as soon as any symptoms like cough, fever etc., are found. Guidelines regarding the home isolation will be released soon, he said.


1. 400 ambulances to be deployed in Bengaluru, 2 each for every ward.

2. ILI and SARI symptoms patients to consult the nearest fever clinics immediately.

3. Government recommended patients at private hospitals will be provided with insurance under Suvarna Arogya Suraksha Trust.

4. If private hospitals refuse to admit the patients, call 1912 helpine to get assistance.

5. If admitted in private hospital voluntarily the treatment cost will be borne by patients as per the rates fixed by government.

6. Government has done 6.5 lakh covid swab testing free of cost.

7. The cost of testing at private labs has been capped at Rs 2,200 per test.

8. Private hospitals had to allot 2,734 beds but only 116 beds have been provided. This is a bottleneck and will be addressed soon by Revenue Minister R Ashoka and CM’s political secretary S R Vishvanath who have been given in-charge of this.

9. Will prioritize doing more swab testing in the coming days.

10. Mortality rate in Bangalore is 1.55% and the government is trying to reduce it even more.

11. PPE kits purchased is of international standard approved by FDA and EMA.

12. Diet chart has been prepared for patients and are getting excellent food.

– Team Mysoorunews 

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