Bengaluru, Dec 20, 2021: All SARI, ILI patients coming to OPD in private hospitals in BBMP limits should compulsorily undergo Covid-19. Other patients also could be advised to undergo the same if needed, said BBMP Special Commissioner Dr. Trilok Chandra.
Addressing a meeting with PHANA and over representatives of private hospitals, he said that, precautionary measures should be taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the city.
Presently, covid cases in the city are stable. As a precautionary measure and according to the government order, private hospitals must be ready to reserve beds for covid patients. Separate pediatric beds also should be ensured, he said.
Information about real-time bed availability should be uploaded to the PHANA portal. All the necessary measures should be taken to ensure the proper availability of oxygen, he instructed.
Special hospital inspection teams by BBMP are visiting private hospitals to verify and ensure all necessary measures are implemented.
Chief Health Officer Dr. Balasundar, All the Zonal Commissioners, War room doctors, and other concerned officials were present.