Covid-19: LG overrules Kejriwal's order on hospitals for Delhi residents

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NEW DELHI: Delhi Lt Governor on Sunday overruled chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's order that hospitals in the national capital will only be available for residents of the city for treatment of Covid-19.
Baijal is the chairman of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).
Yesterday, Kejriwal had said that the hospitals run by the Centre will have no such restriction, and if the people from other states come to the national capital for specific surgeries, they can get medical treatment at private hospitals.
A five-member panel constituted by the AAP government had suggested that the health infrastructure of the city should be used only for treating Delhiites in view of the raging COVID-19 crisis.
Delhi government hospitals have around 10,000 beds while the Centre-run hospitals have almost the same number of beds, he said, adding that it will strike a balance and protect the interest of those belonging to the national capital and other states as well.
The number of coronavirus cases in the national capital rose to 28,936 with 1,282 fresh infections, while the death toll climbed to 812 on Sunday.

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