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Panaji: Goa government on Monday made it mandatory for all the private hospitals in the State to reserve 20 per cent of their existing bed capacity to treat COVID-19 positive patients.

The decision was taken during a high level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, which was also participated by Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, held to review the COVID-19 pandemic scenario in the state.

Following the meeting, Director of Health Services Dr Jose D’Sa issued an order asking all the private hospitals with ICU facilities in Goa to reserve 20 per cent of their bed capacity for COVID-19 infected patients.

“All the private hospitals in Goa with ICU facilities must mandatorily reserve 20 per cent of their beds for COVID-19 positive patients,”

D’Sa has said that if any private hospital do not comply with this condition of reserving its capacity for COVID-19 patients within three days  “their licences to operate could be suspended or cancelled.”

The private hospitals are also asked to share with Directorate of Health Services, details like the rates being charged from COVID-19 positive patients for treatment, accommodation and other procedures.

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