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Hotels, banquet halls in Delhi & Mumbai to be used for Covid treatment

Apr 15, 2021 15:46 IST | By Editorji News Desk

With the country recording over 2 lakh cases in the last 24 hours, Delhi and Mumbai have converted hotels and banquet halls into Covid units to treat less critical patients.

In Mumbai, hospitals have decided to use luxury hotels to treat Covid-19 patients with milder infection. Private hospitals will tie up with four star or five star hotels to accommodate more patients. However, doctors will have to approve such transfers.

These hotel will act as extensions of major private hospitals, according to the BMC and will need a minimum of 20 rooms for Covid cases. They will have round-the-clock medical services including doctor consultations, nurses, medicines and ambulance transfer. The hospitals can charge up to ₹4,000 for these facilities and ₹6,000 for a room if anyone is staying with the patient.

In Delhi, the state government also issued orders to attach hotels and banquet halls with private and government hospitals, to add more beds for Covid patients. So far, five Delhi government hospitals have been attached with banquet halls. 

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