In accordance with the Tamil Nadu Clinical Establishment Law, the government had asked established hospitals to reduce the number of admissions and elective procedures.

The state health department has asked private hospitals to allocate at least 50% of their total bed strength exclusively to treating patients with COVID-19.

In an order issued Friday, Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan said the director of medical and rural health services had authorized 578 state hospitals to treat patients infected with COVID-19, outside of health facilities. government health. The allowance was made necessary due to the rapid increase in cases in the second wave of the pandemic and the increased need for hospitalization, the federal government said.

In accordance with the Tamil Nadu Clinical Establishment Law, the government had asked the constituted hospitals to reduce the number of admissions and elective procedures.

In addition, hospitals have been instructed to divide beds into all categories, especially oxygen beds and beds in intensive care units.

Strict compliance

“Private health facilities are instructed to reduce / avoid elective and planned admissions until the government receives further orders,” GO said. The GO said there should be no deviation from private hospitals when it comes to guidelines issued by the Union and the state government.

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