coronavirus haryana news: Haryana reserves 25 percent beds for Covid-19 patients


Chandigarh: While intensifying the efforts to combat COVID-19, the Haryana Government has asked all government, government aided and private medical colleges in the State to reserve at least 25 per cent of the beds and create exclusive COVID-19 hospitals.

Also, expenditure on the treatment of COVID-19 positive patients whether in government or private hospital would be borne by the State Government.

This was informed in the meeting of Crisis Coordination Committee held under the Chairpersonship of Chief Secretary Mrs Keshni Anand Arora here today.

It was informed that adequate stock of N-95 masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) Kit is available in the State. While, delivery of 15,000 such masks has been received, order for additional 20,000 N-95 masks has been placed.

Order for 22 lakh 3-ply face mask has been placed by the Health Department. Apart from this, the supply of 800 bodysuits has been received. This is in addition to 200-300 bodysuits arranged by the CMOs at their own level.

Also, 722 ventilators have been kept reserve for COVID-19 and order has been placed for about 300 new ventilators.