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Delhi HC Allows These 5-Star Hotels To Convert Into COVID Care Centres

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Delhi Insider 19 June 2020

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Delhi has been witnessing a constant rise in the number of COVID-19 cases every day at an alarming rate. This has created a requirement for more beds in the city and to ensure there is an adequate number of beds in the city, the Delhi High Court just gave a nod to turn these 2 well-known five-star hotels into healthcare centres. 

For A 5-Star Treatment | On Monday, the 15th of June, the Delhi High Court gave its approval for converting popular five-star hotels, Crowne Plaza (Okhla) and The Suryaa (New Friends Colony) into healthcare centres. But since these were not designed as hospitals, they’re ideally suited to be used as ‘COVID Care Centres’. 

So, the Delhi High Court has directed these hotels to be used for admitting asymptomatic patients (with no home quarantine facilities) and/or mild cases with a respiratory rate less than 15% & room oxygen saturation more than 94%. However, the initial examination for all these patients will have to be done at the attached hospitals. Once a patient is admitted, there should be a telephonic assessment every 12 hours and physical assessment on a daily basis.  

Plus, there should be common medical equipment like blood pressure monitors, glucometer, oxygen saturation monitors and thermometers in adequate numbers. The hotels have been allowed to raise the issue of room compensation and safety of staffers with the government. 

Let’s hope we emerge victorious at the end of this battle with COVID-19. Until then, stay home and stay safe! 

Sourced Via The Times Of India

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