Delhi Govt withdraws order declaring all nursing homes of bed strength between 10-49 as COVID-19 nursing homes

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In order to prevent intermingling of COVID-19 patients with non-COVID-19 patients and to increase the bed capacity in view of potential growth in cases in the National Capital, the Delhi government had earlier ordered all nursing homes in the National Capital Territory of Delhi having bed strength of 10 to 49 beds to exclusively treat coronavirus cases.

“In order to avoid intermingling of COVID and non-COVID patients in small and medium multispecialty nursing homes (10 bedded to 49 bedded) and also to augment the bed capacity for COVID-19 patients, all nursing homes in NCT having bed strength of 10 beds or more up to 49 beds are declared as COVID nursing homes,” the order from the Delhi government had read.

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However, Delhi Government withdrew its order declaring all nursing homes having bed strength between 10 beds to 49 beds as COVID-19 nursing homes.

“All such nursing homes (10 bedded to 49 bedded) are required to make their COVID beds functional within three days of the issue of the order failing which it would be treated as violation of Clause 14.1 of the Schedule appended to Rule 14 of Delhi.

Nursing Homes Registration (Amendment) Rules, 2011 and action, as deemed fit, would be initiated against the defaulter nursing home,” the order had said.

Delhi reports the third highest number of cases in the country with 38,958 total confirmed cases and 1,271 deaths.

(With ANI inputs)

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