Arvind Kejriwal: Government, private hospitals in Delhi will only treat patients from national capital | Delhi News

Jun 7, 2020

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has decided to open all religious places, shopping malls and restaurants from Monday as per the social distancing guidelines issued by the federal government.
The government has also decided to open the state borders but the state-run hospitals will provide treatment to only the residents of Delhi till the coronavirus spread does not stop.
Adressing a digital press conference, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said over 90 per cent of 7.5 lakh people who gave their suggestions on the issue and the five-member expert committee formed have opined that the health facilities run by Delhi government should only be available to those who live in Delhi and patients from across the country should allowed to get treatment in hospitals run by the Centre.
“Where will the residents of Delhi go if all hospital beds get filled with patients from across the country. There is a need to maintain a balance. The cabinet has this taken the decision to keep Delhi government-run and private hospitals reserved for the residenta of the city,” Kejriwal said.
He added that the city’s hotels and banquet halls wil not be opened as they may be required to be attached with hospitals to expand health facilities for Covid-19 patients.
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