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Spike in COVID-19 cases: BMC issues rules for hospital bed allotment, asks ward offices to take charge

The BMC said no direct hospital admissions will be allowed and anyone with positive COVID report will get a hospital bed allotted only through the 24 Ward War Rooms

March 30, 2021 / 11:32 AM IST
(Image: AP)

(Image: AP)

Amid a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has directed ward offices to take over all available hospital beds in private hospitals and nursing homes for better management of resources.

The BMC commissioner also pointed out that direct admission in any COVID Care Centre or private hospitals will not be permitted without prior intimation to the ward war room.

In a circular issued on March 29, the city civic body directed hospitals to discharge asymptomatic patients at the earliest to vacate beds for the patients with more serious symptoms.

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