Gurugram District Administration warned Private Hospitals of strict actions if refused treatment to patients

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Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many hospitals have been hesitating to admit patients for other medical casualties, because of the fear of Coronavirus infection.

Recently, the Gurugram District Administration has warned the private hospitals about the same. If any private hospital refuses to admit or treat coronavirus patients, strict action will be taken against those, said the Administration. “We will register FIRs against private hospitals if they refuse to admit or treat corona patients, especially pregnant women, in the district. We have issued a notice in this regard,” said VS Kundu, Additional Chief Secretary, and COVID-19 nodal officer.

Also, helpline number 108 has been announced for an ambulance service, on Saturday.

On Saturday alone, 129 people tested positive for the deadly virus, raising the bar to 1,692 in Gurgaon. Around 1,345 patients are being treated in various hospitals.

The health officials said that most of the cases were from the containment zones. There are possibilities that they got infected because of contact with the earlier infected patients.

He said, “We are in the process of contact tracing to reach out to every person who came in contact with corona-infected patients. Gurugram has 66 containment zones and all of them are monitored through SDM-ranked officers”.

Ashok Sangwan, Divisional Commissioner said, “Earlier, the ambulance services are regulated through the Civil Hospital.

Now, we have a dedicated helpline number where anybody can call for an ambulance. A separate call centre has set up in the
Mini Secretariat here, which will be operational round the clock with a dedicated team of 12 operators”.

Gurugram District Magistrate Amit Khatri said, “Gurugram has 17 ambulances, of which four are used for ferrying corona patients. Besides, we have 4 donated ambulances which will be operational soon”.