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31 private hospitals in Gujarat to treat COVID-19 patients

The state government has given powers to district collectors to requisite services of any doctor or para-medical staff if need arises.

PTI | New Delhi |

The Gujarat government said on Wednesday that 31 private hospitals across the state would be put to use as designated COVID-19 hospitals for coronavirus patients. Already, dedicated COVID-19 hospitals with combined capacity of 2,200 beds are operational in Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara and Surat.

The 31 new designated hospitals will add 4,064 beds, said an official release. The decision was taken at a state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, said an official release.

These hospitals will be used as designated COVID-19 hospitals as per the provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act. A management committee has been formed to oversee the day to day operations of these designated hospitals.

The state government has given powers to district collectors to requisite services of any doctor or para-medical staff if need arises.