New Delhi: A five-star hotel in Delhi Ashoka Hotel has been selected as the COVID-19 care centre for the Delhi High Court judges and judicial officers and their families.
Chanakyapuri sub-divisional magistrate Geeta Grover said in an order that a hundred rooms in the hotel have been booked for this purpose.
The order stated that Primus Hospital will run the COVID care services at the five-star hotel. The biomedical waste disposal will be the responsibility of the hospital and the staff of the hotel will be provided all protective gear and given basic adequate training. Ambulance for the transfer facility will be provided by Primus Hospital.
"For any shortage of hotel staff, the same will be provided by the hospital. All the services including rooms, housekeeping, disinfection and food for patients, etc. shall be provided by the hotel," the order added.
The order also stated that the charges shall be collected by hospital and the hospital shall make the payment to the hotel. Primus Hospital may accommodate their doctors, nurses, and other paramedical staff at their own expenses after deciding the rates mutually.
In Delhi, COVID cases have been rising at an alarming rate. Hospitals have been requesting medical oxygen for COVID patients and sending out SOS on social media. The matter has been heard in the Delhi High Court also.
In recent weeks, 25 critically ill patients who were on high flow oxygen at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi have died due to lack of oxygen. The hospital had said that it was running dangerously low on oxygen and had only about an hour's supply left. Sources said that all the patients were critical and on high-flow oxygen support. The medical staff had to resort to manual ventilation in ICUs and emergency department. There are over 700 COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital. The hospital had received an oxygen supply late.
On Monday, Delhi reported its highest single-day COVID crisis with 380 deaths. Over 20,000 fresh cases were reported during the same period.