Doctors say they have even lost patients who could have survived or their situation salvaged had they reported to hospitals in time.
Addressing an online media briefing, the chief minister said that there has been a spike in demand for plasma over the past 4-5 days, after the opening of a plasma bank in Delhi.
As per the latest information shared on ‘Delhi Corona' app on Thursday afternoon, more than 3,000 beds are lying vacant in these five dedicated COVID-19 hospitals that have a total capacity of 4,344 beds.
However, the central government-run hospitals in the city will have no such restriction and will be open for people belonging to other states.
The rate payable by the government to private hospitals for people availing COVID-19 treatment under the CMCHIS has been categorised on the basis of parameters like symptoms and facilities.
The Delhi government has directed private hospitals and nursing homes with 50 beds or more to reserve 20 per cent of their total capacity for novel coronavirus patients, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said
"As one of the fastest growing and most admired infrastructure companies in India, we felt the need to use our expertise in executing large and complex urban and industrial infrastructure projects towards augmenting, upgrading the nation's hospital network," Tata Projects Chief Strategy Officer Himanshu Chaturvedi said in a statement.
The situation is alarming as the city with a population of 2 crore is close to exhausting its regular hospital beds, has exhausted ICU beds and is functioning short of optimal number of medical professionals
There is a good chance that many hospital chains could become open to acquisitions by private entities or even the government, once the crisis is over.
The health ministry has framed guidelines to manage patients as per the degree of severity in graded facilities
The spotlight is now on the healthcare system.
At the moment the Chinese approach seems to be working. It is attractive to countries with relatively low infection numbers, limited global economic integration and inadequate medical infrastructure.
Fifteen months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat health scheme, stakeholders have mixed views. Is it too ambitious to succeed?
India has so far registered about 20% of the eligible 500 million people, due to lack of public awareness of the scheme and low private sector participation
Niti Aayog’s Medical Devices (Safety, Effectiveness and Innovation) Bill is the latest in India's seemingly never-ending attempt to introduce a comprehensive and effective medical device regulation, which seems to be reaching a jubilee year of sorts.
The scheme has overcome several implementation hiccups and managed to enrol 10 crore people already
The hospital chain will wait for surgery and treatment rates to be raised before participating in the programme in metro cities.
Uttaresh Venkateshwaran is in conversation with Moneycontrol's Viswanath Pilla to discuss how a paradigm shift in the healthcare space could give a fillip to the government's ambitious Ayushman Bharat scheme.
MGM expects the two upcoming hospitals in Chennai to take its bed capacity to 1000 in the next two years.
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Port hospitals need “advancement and development”; ministry looking for a mix of academic utilization and advancement of medical care facilities
The government is considering a proposal to bring handloom and powerloom weavers under the health insurance scheme of Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC).
The government has held a meeting with stent makers and importers to review its availability in market amid reports that artificial scarcity is being created in the garb of withdrawing the device for price relabelling.
NSE FinWiz, along with the experts visited the headquarters of Thyrocare in Navi Mumbai to address the significance of financial planning and wealth management to its employees with the theme dreams come true.
The US-subsidiary of 8K Miles Software Services has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cornerstone Advisors Group. Speaking to CNBC-TV18, Suresh Venkatachari, Chairman & CEO, 8K Miles hopes Cornerstone meets the expectation of 34-35 percent margins after combining with 8K Miles.