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COVID-19 crisis: Arvind Kejriwal alleges black marketing of hospital beds

New Delhi: A few non-public hospitals in Delhi are refusing admission to COVID-19 sufferers and demanding lakhs of rupees for allotting mattress to these in a urgent want, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal mentioned on Saturday and warned of sturdy motion in opposition to such “black-marketing of beds”.

Asserting that there is no such thing as a dearth of hospital beds within the nationwide capital to deal with COVID-19 sufferers, he mentioned the Delhi authorities would deploy medical professionals at every non-public hospital to maintain a tab on obtainable beds.

He mentioned the federal government has come to know of some hospitals refusing admission to COVID-19 sufferers and indulging in “black-marketing of beds”. “We’ll take sturdy motion in opposition to such hospitals they usually can’t refuse sufferers. A while can be wanted to interrupt the mafia who’re indulging in it. These few hospitals have political connections however they shouldn’t be beneath phantasm that their political masters can save them,” he mentioned in a digital press briefing.

He, nevertheless, added that a lot of the non-public hospitals in Delhi have been good and solely a few them have been indulging in such malpractice. The federal government is speaking to the homeowners of personal hospitals to find out their issues in reserving 20 per cent of their beds for COVID-19 sufferers, he mentioned.

The chief minister additionally mentioned that testing of COVID-19 has not been stopped in Delhi as reported by a piece of media. He mentioned that at the moment 36 authorities and personal laboratories have been doing take a look at of coronavirus. Motion was taken in opposition to six labs for irregularities, he added.

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