Hyderabad: Private Hospitals in Telangana have agreed to allot 50 per cent of COVID beds to the state government. In a meeting conducted between officials at the state Department of Health and representatives of private hospitals, it was decided that the government can now share 50 per cent of COVID beds at the state’s private hospitals.

The meeting was convened between state Health Minister Eatala Rajender and heads of multiple private hospitals on Thursday, August 13th,

The Health Minster ensued the heads that they should not be looking at the pandemic as a signal for increasing business. It was mentioned that the government has recieved multiple complaints regarding hospitals not following the cap laid by the government, and instead charging Covid-19 patients a large sum.

In the 50 per cent beds that will now operate under state government purview, medical services will be provided as per government orders. For the same purpose, heads at private hospitals have agreed to allot these beds through a specialized application.

Citizens who avail these beds will be charged based on the cap fixed by the government for COVID treatment. The beds will be filled by the Department of Public Health.

Representatives of these hospitals will be meeting the Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, Dr G Srinivas Rao, to chalk out further details.

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