With the second wave of the Covid-19 cases all over India, it has extremely become an important task to take action for it. Kerela state has decided to reserve almost 50% of beds for the Covid-19 patients. This rule is included for the private, medical colleges, and government colleges. Also, the government has ordered 50% of beds in the hospital that did not have enough beds for the patients. The disaster management department issues an order regarding the same and also stated that “the occupancy in the bed in the hospital is nearly the questionable saturation in many states.”
It is merely important to provide the proper hospitalization and facilities to Covid-19 patients at this point of the time. Hospitals should understand the priority of treating the patients and non-covid and another catering disease of people should be incorporated in the other half in the hospitals. The necessity and priority should go hand in hand by treating the covid patients timely as it is no common disease but harmful and highly contagious.
The order is issued in exercise of the powers conferred under sections 20, 24, and 65 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005. It is one of the finest initiatives taken by the Kerela health ministry to surge the importance of hospital treatment to serious covid patients.