Private hospitals to reserve 50 pc beds for Covid treatment in Mangaluru

Source: UNI | Published on 7th August 2020, 8:36 PM | Coastal News |

Mangaluru: DK District in-charge Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary on Friday said that private hospitals and medical college hospitals have to provide 50 per cent of their beds to the government for effective COVID-19 management.

He was speaking during his visit to the AJ Hospital and Srinivas Medical College on following a request by Mangaluru North MLA Dr Bharath Shetty.

Protection of public health is the priority of the government, he said adding private hospitals have to co-operate with the government in the treatment of COVID patients in the wake of rising in cases in the district. The private hospitals will have to provide treatment to COVID patients at the rate fixed by the government, he said.

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