Today is the 105th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. India has so far recorded 7,42,417 cases, which includes 20,642 deaths. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat have reported the highest number of cases. However, the recovery rate is rising and now stands at 61.5 percent.
In a first in the country, Mumbai will outsource its ICU services in government jumbo facilities to private bidders to address the staff crunch as Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Maharashtra’s capital. The first batch of patients to move in such facilities under private bidders will be from tomorrow. As per the latest decision, private doctors and hospitals have been invited to bid to serve at the government jumbo facilities and BMC will pay between Rs 6,000 and Rs 6,900 per bed to the private bidders.
The BMC will provide infrastructure and medicines, while the private bidders will have to bring in their own staff. The bidders will have to adhere to the Medical Council of India guidelines and work orders have already been issued for the jumbo facilities at BKC, NESCO, Mulund and Dahisar.
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