Private Medical collgeges to join hands with government in treating Covid Patients

Bengaluru – June 30: The private medical colleges in Bengaluru have agreed to join hands with government for treatmemt of covid patients. The representatives from college administration have promised to provide 2000 beds immediately and another 4500 beds will be added within a week.

Chief Minister Shri B.S.Yediyurappa and Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar held separate meetings with the representatives from private colleges administration and all the private colleges have assured to extend their support as per government decision. There are 11 private and 3 government medical colleges in the city and we will get about 6500 beds from these for covid treatment, Dr.Sudhakar informed media after the meeting.

These facilties including doctors and staff will be made available to government within a week and the beds wil be allocated to covid patients through BBMP’s centralised system. Insurance facility will be extended to the doctors and staff serving in these private hospitals also.
PG students in private medical colleges and other staff will be utilised in Covid Care Centres, Minister said.

There will be some changes in the treatment protocols going forward. Decision regarding this will be taken in the meeting that will held in the eveing under the Chairmanship of CM, expained the minister.

Symptimatic patients, persons aged above 60 and those with comorbidities like diabetes, hypertension and serious kidney, liver, lungs and heart related ailments will be admitted to hospitals. Other asymptomatic persons will be monitered in covid care centres. A detailed notification with these guildelines will be released tomorrow, Minister said.

The meeeting was chaired by CM BSY and DCM Ashwatnarayana, Ministers Basavaraj Bommai, R Ashoka and senior officials were present in the meeting.

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