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BMC to restart bed reservation for COVID patients in private hospitals

Moreover, the BMC have asked the laboratories to submit COVID reports within 24 hours to them first and then they will inform the concerned patients about it. According to reports, the number of patients admitted to ICUs has marginally risen in the past.

BMC to restart bed reservation for COVID patients in private hospitals
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To deal with the daily spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the city, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal, in a video conference with all ward officers, on Monday, February 22, decided to restart all its deactivated quarantine facilities within a week.

This comes after the active COVID-19 cases in Mumbai registered 36.38 per cent rise from February 8, along with it the doubling rate dropping to 346 days from 574 days and the weekly growth increased to 0.20 per cent from 0.13 per cent during the same period.

Nearly 80 per cent of the beds are lying vacant and only 18 per cent of the COVID patients need hospitalisation. Considering the potential need for COVID beds, all the assistant commissioners of 24 wards have been directed to make all the necessary planning in a timely and orderly manner.

Moreover, the BMC has asked the laboratories to submit COVID-19 reports within 24 hours to them first and then they will inform the concerned patients about it.

According to reports, the number of patients admitted to ICUs has marginally risen in the past eight days.

The 80:20 scheme is planned till the end of February, although an extension could be considered in the wake of rising cases, an official said.

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