Private Hospitals In 5 Odisha Cities Asked To Reserve 80% ICU Beds For COVID-19 Patients

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Monday asked all private hospitals having bed strength of 30  and above, located within the limits of five municipal corporations, to mandatorily designate a minimum 50 per cent  of their general beds and 80 per cent of ICUs for treatment of COVID-19 patients with immidiate

The five cities include Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Berhampur and Rourkela.

Such private hospitals have also been given an option to convert the entire facility into a COVID hospital.

The hospitals will charge the patients at a rate as communicated by the government earlier, said a notification issued by the Health and Family Welfare Department.

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