Hospitals refusing to admit Covid-19 patients shall have to pay for it dearlyFriday April 16, 2021 at 3:11 pm
Lucknow : On Thursday, Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister has issued an order that under the Epidemic Act, if any hospital is refusing to admit Covid-19 patients, then a hefty amount of fine shall be levied upon it along with a registration of case.
A government spokesperson stated, “A case will be registered against any hospital which turns down patients. It will be based on the recommendations of the district magistrate and the chief medical officer concerned. The medical education department has issued orders in this regard to all the commissioners, DMs, and CMOs in the state”.
Alok Kumar, the principal secretary of medical education stated that the priority of the government is to safeguard the life of the people and so no negligence from the hospital administration side should be permitted.
The government spokesperson assured the people that there was no dearth of ventilators, bi-level positive airway pressure (BIPAP), and high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) machines in the government hospitals and medical colleges. He further stated that all these requirements are available in adequate quantities. He also said that in addition to those in private hospitals, 5,000 ventilators, 1,600 HFNC and 1,000 BIPAP machines were also available in medical colleges and hospitals.
He also added saying that the government is all ready to purchase such necessities when required. With respect to the availability of oxygen, the spokesperson stated that many oxygen plants have been constructed in medical colleges and hospitals. He said, “Oxygen plants are also being set up in government medical colleges in Saharanpur, Ambedkarnagar, Azamgarh, and Banda, and an autonomous state medical colleges in Firozabad, Ayodhya, Basti, and Bahraich”.
In the earlier days of this week, the medical education department has allocated nearly Rs 1.15 crore for the construction of oxygen plants.