PMC issues notice to private hospitals, reserves ICU beds for COVID-19 patients

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Mehab Qureshi 

Pune, June 18, 2020: As corona infection is on the rise in Pune city, 80 percent beds in the intensive care unit (ICU) of private hospitals will be regulated by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to provide timely treatment. Therefore, the PMC has decided to reserve 50 percent of these ICU beds for corona patients. This order will be strictly enforced, which will not inconvenience the patients, Municipal Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad has clarified.  

The Municipal Corporation has initiated proceedings to provide such patients with ICU beds and oxygen cylinders everywhere. In the first phase, 80 percent of beds in private hospitals will be managed by the PMC. In this regard, all hospital managements have to abide by the rules of the state government, Gaikwad has clarified in the order. Of these controlled beds, 50 percent beds will be reserved for COVID19 patients. There are about 3400 active COVID patients admitted in various government and private hospitals in Pune.

PMC will take hold of the following hospitals 

  •  Sahyadri Hospital, Yerwada, 
  •  Ratna Hospital, Senapati Bapat Road 
  • Devyani Hospital, Kothrud 
  •  Sheth Tarachand Ramnath Charitable Ayurvedic hospital, Rasta Peth 
  •  KEM Hospital, Somwar Peth 
  • Ruby Hall Clinic 
  •  Sanjeevan Hospital, Karve Road 
  •  M.J.M. Hospital 
  • Jehangir Hospital  
  •  Rising Medicare Hospital 
  •  Jupiter Lifeline Hospital, Baner 
  •  Columbia Asia Hospital, Nagar Road 
  • Shree Criticare & Trauma Center Hospital 
  • Vilu Poonawala Hospital 
  • AIMS Hospital, Aundh 
  • Inamdar Hospital, Kondhwa