Delhi govt orders hospitals, clinics to ensure treatment of non-Covid-19 patients or face action

Five individuals, who were kept at the Army’s Base hospital after showing symptoms of cough and cold, have tested negative for coronavirus. Photo: The Asian Age. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

NEW DELHI, Apr 30, 2020, India Today. The Delhi government on Thursday issued an order for hospitals and clinics in the national captital, directing them to remain functional and ensure treatment of non-Covid-19 and critical patients. Non-complaince of the same will attract serious action, said the order, India Today reported.

The order was issued for all hospitals and clinics, especially those in the private sector. They were directed to keep the instituitions open and ensure that anyone needing any essential critical services including dialysis, blood transfusion, chemotherapy and institutional deliveries is not denied such service.

The Delhi government said non-compliance of the order will be viewed seriously and action as per provisions of law, including cancellation of the registration of the defaulter hospital or nursing home, will be initiated without further notice.

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