Delhi using reserved beds COVID patients treat dengue patients
Delhi using reserved beds COVID patients treat dengue patients. On October 30, ANI reported that 1000 cases of dengue were reported this year out of which more than 280 cases were recorded this week only and the first death was recorded this season on October 18. So, the Delhi government has said that one-third of the beds reserved for COVID patients can be used for dengue patients in Delhi. Due to increasing cases of dengue/malaria/chikungunya demand for beds for patients is also increasing.
Why Delhi govt use reserve beds of COVID patients to treat dengue patients?
Due to the declining cases of COVID 19 reserved beds for those patients are lying vacant so the Delhi government ordered the hospitals to use these beds for dengue patients.
There are 10,594 beds for COVID 19 patients in hospitals of Delhi out of which only 164 are occupied. So health department of Delhi gave directions to the medical directors and medical superintendents to use one-third of the reserved beds for COVID 19 patients, including ICU beds that can be used for patients suffering from dengue/malaria/chikungunya if required.