Bangalore: On Wednesday, the Government of Karnataka ordered private hospitals and private medical colleges in the state to immediately book and prepare 30% of their beds against the backdrop of the surge in Covid cases in the state.
Private hospitals have been instructed to book and prepare ICUs, ventilated ICUs, and HDU / oxygenated beds for the treatment of Covid-19 patients referred by health authorities.
In addition, by January 7, 50% of beds in each category (ICU, ventilator ICU, HDU / oxygenated bed category, general hospital beds) were referred by health authorities to Covid-19 patients. The order states that it will be booked for.
Private Medical University Hospital prepares and reserves beds for each category up to 50% by January 7th and up to 75% by January 10th.
The order warns that non-compliance with orders by private healthcare providers and medical colleges is responsible for continuing in accordance with the provisions of the Disaster Management Act of 2005 and the IPC section.
The Labor Department is tasked with ensuring that employees working in industry, factories and the IT industry receive two doses and comply with Covid guidelines in the workplace.
Local workers and health department staff will check the vaccination status of employees. Violations in this regard also attracted legal action, ordered by Chief Secretary and Chairman State Executive Committee P. Ravikumar.
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