Chanakyapuri sub-divisional magistrate Geeta Grover, in an order, said a hundred rooms in central Delhi’s Ashoka Hotel have been booked for this purpose.
A five-star hotel has been chosen as the COVID-19 care centre for judges and judicial officers of the Delhi High Court and their families. Chanakyapuri sub-divisional magistrate Geeta Grover, in an order, said a hundred rooms in central Delhi’s Ashoka Hotel have been booked for this purpose.
The order said that primus Hospital will run the Covid care services at the five-star hotel.
“The biomedical waste disposal will be the responsibility of the hospital. The staff of the hotel shall be provided all protective gear and given basic adequate training. Ambulance for transfer facility will be provided by Primus Hospital,” the order said.
“For any shortage of hotel staff, the same will be provided by the hospital. All the services including rooms, housekeeping, disinfection and food for patients, etc shall be provided by the hotel,” it said.
“The charges shall be collected by the hospital and the hospital shall make the payment to the hotel. Primus Hospital may accommodate their doctors, nurses, and other paramedical staff at their own expenses after deciding the rates mutually,” it further added.
There has been a steep surge in Covid cases in Delhi as well as across the country. The hospitals in the national capital have been overwhelmed by the rise in incoming Covid patients and the acute shortage of medical oxygen.
Delhi on Monday reported its highest single-day Covid fatalities with 380 deaths. Over 20,000 fresh cases were reported during the same period.
As more and more people, including hospitals, send SOS messages on social media over the oxygen shortage, the Delhi High Court has been hearing the matter for last few days.