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Nursing houses in Delhi having 10 to 49 beds declared as Covid amenities – Home Health Choices

NEW DELHI: Small and medium multi-speciality nursing houses within the metropolis having 10 to 49 beds have been declared as “COVID nursing homes” by the Delhi authorities to extend the mattress capability for coronavirus sufferers, based on an official order.

Only standalone unique eye centres, ENT centres, dialysis centres, maternity houses and IVF centres are presently exempted, the order issued on Saturday mentioned.

“In order to avoid intermingling of COVID and non-COVID patients in small and medium multi-speciality nursing homes (10 bedded to 49 bedded) and also to augment the bed capacity for COVID-19 patients, all nursing homes in NCT of Delhi having bed strength of 10 beds or more up to 49 beds are declared as COVID nursing homes,” it mentioned.

All such nursing houses are required to make their COVID beds purposeful inside three days of the issuance of the order failing which it could be handled as violation of Clause 14.1 of the schedule appended to Rule 14 of the Delhi Nursing Homes Registration (Amendment) Rules, 2011, it mentioned.

It added that “action, as deemed fit, would be initiated against the defaulter nursing home”.

According to Clause 14.1, within the occasion of any pure calamity, together with outbreak and epidemics or catastrophe, the proprietor or the keeper of each nursing house shall, on being directed by the supervising authority in writing, cooperate and supply affordable help and medical help as could also be thought of important by the supervising authority on the time of pure calamity.

The authorities on May 24 had directed 117 nursing houses/personal hospitals having mattress energy of 50 beds or extra to order/ earmark at the least 20 per cent of their whole mattress energy for COVID-19 sufferers.

The occupancy of the beds earmarked for COVID sufferers is displayed on a real-time foundation on the Delhi Corona App. More than 70 per cent COVID beds within the personal sector are already occupied.

Further, it’s projected that there can be a requirement of over 15,000 COVID beds until June 30 and by the tip of first fortnight of July, the requirement would additional swell as much as greater than 33,000 COVID beds.

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