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Mumbai: BJP corporator wants SevenHills hospital to be open for all

Abhijeet Samant has written to the civic chief, Iqbal Singh Chahal asking him to permit the admission of non-COVID-19 patients to the hospital, as the number of active patients is low.

Mumbai: BJP corporator wants SevenHills hospital to be open for all
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The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) corporator from K East-ward, Abhijeet Samant, wants the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to use SevenHills Hospital's state-of-the-art facilities even for non-COVID patients. He has written to the civic chief Iqbal Singh Chahal asking him to permit the admission of non-COVID-19 patients to the hospital, as the number of active coronavirus patients is low.

From January to March 2021, around 200 beds were allocated to non-COVID-19 patients since the caseload was very little and charged patients at concessional rates. Later, due to the second wave, the civic administration stopped the arrangement. They have not yet been re-introduced the arrangement despite a low number of cases.

Samant, in his letter, insisted that instead of wasting the available beds and facilities, the civic body can put them to use for those who cannot afford a private hospital. The hospital is in the BMC's possession. If the civic body opens it for partial services and space for non-COVID-19 patients to treat heart, cancer, kidney, neuro, thyroid ailments and diabetes, among others, it will be helpful for the citizens.

The BMC officials have said that the hospitals were put for COVID-19 purposes, and only after the fear of pandemic recedes they can consider opening the space for non-COVID-19 patients. 

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