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BMC to partially revise its order to convert Jaslok hospital into COVID care centre

The BMC has decided to convert Jaslok Hospital at Pedder Road in South Mumbai into COVID care hospital and fully dedicate it to the COVID-19 patients temporarily, as there is a rapid increase in coronavirus cases and demand for beds in the city.

BMC to partially revise its order to convert Jaslok hospital into COVID care centre
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After reports were riff that the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to withdraw the decision to covert Jaslok hospital into COVID care centre, BMC Commissioner Iqbal Chahal clarified and said that there is no question of roll back its order.

He also stated the BMC team will visit the hospital, collect the data about COVID and non-COVID patients and may partially revise the order.

The BMC has decided to convert Jaslok Hospital at Pedder Road in South Mumbai into a COVID care hospital and fully dedicate it to the COVID-19 patients temporarily, as there is a rapid increase in coronavirus cases in the city and the demand for beds in private and civic-run hospitals is also growing.

Chahal further mentioned that the management of Jaslok hospital has approached MCGM with a request that since many other serious and critical patients are presently admitted in a non-COVID wing of Jaslok hospital, especially those undergoing serious cancer treatment who may be put to risk if they are suddenly shifted out of the hospital. Therefore, on humanitarian grounds, MCGM would re-assess the status by sending its team and collect factual data and then may partially revise the order. But there is no question of a rollback.

At present, Jaslok Hospital has 30 cancer patients. After the bed assessment of the Jaslok Hospital, 135 to 140 beds can be dedicated for coronavirus patients, added Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal.

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