Updated: May 15, 2021 21:29 IST
Panaji (Goa) [India], May 15 (ANI): Goa Chief Minister Pramod Savant said on Saturday that the state government will take over the hospitalization of patients in all 21 private hospitals starting Monday, placing a civil servant in each of them.
In a briefing for mediators, the Chief Minister said: “We have repeatedly asked private COVID hospitals in Goa reserve 50% of beds for COVID patients, but they did not follow the rules. Consequently, from Monday, the government will take control of hospitalizations at these 21 private hospitals. The government will pay for treatment in these hospitals. ”
The chief minister said that many private hospitals charge exorbitant fees to patients.
“These hospitals will be run by hospital staff. We only control hospital admissions. Each of these private hospitals will have a government employee who will make sure that 50 percent of the beds are reserved for COVID-19 the patients. The treatment will be carried out within the framework of the Dean Dayal Swastia Seva Yojana (DDSSY) program, ”added Savant.
Meanwhile, Goa reported 1957 new COVID-19 cases and 58 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the state Department of Health. With fresh cases, the number of cases has reached 1.34,542 in the state. Over the past 24 hours, 3,512 patients have recovered from the disease. Active number of COVID cases in Goa is 30,774 euros. (ANI)
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