Arvind Kejriwal: No hospital can turn away suspected COVID-19 patient
New Delhi : In Delhi, there are ample amount of hospital beds for serious patients and no hospital can turn away those who have symptoms, said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday. His statement came after several complaints on social media by people who were not given a hospital bed amid claims of unavailability.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said some hospitals are "doing mischief" and they will not be spared.
"Some hospitals are denying admission to COVID-19 patients. I am warning those who think they will be able to do black-marketing of beds using the influence of their protectors from other parties, you will not be spared," Kejriwal said.
"Please allow a few days for us to sort this out. We will investigate and take action against those who are refusing patients even when beds are available... Some are involved in black-marketing of beds," the Chief Minister said.
Meanwhile, Delhi CM has requested people to not queue up outside hospitals and only people with symptoms must visit.
Delhi recorded 1,330 fresh coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the COVID-19 tally in the city beyond the 26,000-mark, and the number of deaths due to the disease jumped to 708, the authorities said.