14 private hospitals declared full COVID hospitals in Delhi

at 11:02 pm

New Delhi (NVI): In the backdrop of COVID-19 situation in national capital, 14 private hospitals have been declared as full COVID hospital and wouldn’t be allowed to admit any non-COVID patient, Delhi government said today.

According to the government order, these hospitals would cumulatively provide 3,553 beds for COVID treatment.

“The hospitals will also be allowed to temporarily increase their bed capacity up to 35 per cent,” the Delhi government said.

According to the order, the hospitals including Indraprasatha Apollo Hospital, Sarita Vihar, Sir Ganga Ram hospital, Holy Family Hospital, Max SS hospital, Shalimar bagh have been declared as full COVID hospitals.

Earlier in the day, Delhi recorded as many as 17,282 fresh coronavirus cases.

With this, the tally of COVID-19 cases in the national capital has reached over 7.67 lakh, while the death toll mounted to 11,540.

One hundred four fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department.

This is the first time daily COVID cases have breached the 17,000-mark in the national capital since the start of the pandemic in early 2020.