Delhi government withdraws order designating nursing homes with 10 to 49 beds as COVID-19 treatment facilities
The Delhi government has withdrawn its order mandating all nursing homes in the city with bed strength between 10 beds to 49 beds to be designated as COVID-19 nursing homes
New Delhi: The Delhi government has withdrawn its order mandating all nursing homes in the city with bed strength between 10 beds to 49 beds to be designated as COVID-19 nursing homes.
"The competent authority, has directed that order dated 14 June under Clause 14.1 of the Schedule appended to Rule 14 of Delhi Nursing Homes Registration (Amendment) Rules, 2011 by Medical Superintendent Nursing Homes to keepers of all nursing homes, registered under Delhi Nursing Homes Registration Act, 1953, having bed strength between 10 beds to 49 beds declaring them as COVID nursing homes has been withdrawn with immediate effect," read an order from the Delhi government on Sunday.
In order to prevent intermingling of COVID-19 patients with non- COVID-19 patients and to increase the bed capacity in view of potential growth in cases in the National Capital, the Delhi government had ordered all nursing homes in the National Capital Territory of Delhi having bed strength of 10 to 49 beds to exclusively treat coronavirus cases.
Only standalone exclusive eye centres, ENT centres, dialysis centres, maternity homes and IVF centres were exempted as per the earlier order.
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