The Chief Minister stressed that the healthcare system in the national capital would collapse if thousands of asymptomatic patients turned up for testing at hospitals.
New Delhi| Amid criticism and complaints on social media over alleged lack of attention from hospitals to those who are turning up to get admitted, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today said that there is no shortage of beds for critical coronavirus patients in Delhi and nobody showing symptoms should be turned away by hospitals. The Delhi CM also said that some hospitals have been “doing mischief” and they won’t be spared.
“Some hospitals are denying admission to COVID-19 patients. I am warning those who think they will be able to do black-marketing of beds using the influence of their protectors from other parties, you will not be spared,” Kejriwal said addressing the media.
“Please allow a few days for us to sort this out. We will investigate and take action against those who are refusing patients even when beds are available… Some are involved in black-marketing of beds,” the Delhi CM further added.
The Chief Minister stressed that the healthcare system in the national capital would collapse if thousands of asymptomatic patients turned up for testing. He said the testing should only be done to people showing symptoms to make sure we don’t run out of the healthcare system’s capacity to treat people.
The total tally of coronavirus cases in Delhi reached 26000-mark as the national capital recorded 1,330 fresh coronavirus cases on Friday. Whereas, 708 people have so far succumbed to coronavirus in Delhi.
Delhi Health Minister, Satyendar Jain, blamed the hospitals on Friday for not updating the data on the Delhi government’s coronavirus tracking application. He also said that some hospitals have been misrepresenting actual data when patients call.
“Patients were not getting data on hospitals before, which the Delhi Corona app is trying to fix. We are making hospital bed data live and real time soon,” Mr. Jain further added.
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