The Delhi government on Thursday (9 April) removed the city’s G B Pant Hospital from the list of designated COVID-19 facilities as the general patients have been finding it difficult to get treatment at the hospital, news agency PTI tweeted.
A Delhi Health Department order read, G B Pant Hospital removed from list of designated COVID-19 facilities “keeping in view the difficulties faced by the general patients receiving treatment at Pant Hospital in super specialty streams”.
The department has now directed the Lok Nayak Hospital to create additional 500-bed capacity by utilising OPD spaces and newly constructed block of MAIDS, in lieu of beds proposed to be designated in Pant Hospital.
Gearing up for an increased number of coronavirus cases, the Delhi government had shut OPDs at Lok Nayak (LNJP) and Pant hospitals from April 4, days after these were earmarked for dedicated treatment of coronavirus patients.
On 31 March, the government announced these two hospitals along with Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital, Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital would treat cases related to coronavirus.
The government also said that LNJP and Pant hospitals, Rajiv Gandhi Hospital and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital have been asked to keep aside 3,500 beds for free treatment of positive cases.
The corona positive cases in the city were 669 as of Thursday morning.
(With inputs from IANS)
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