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UP Principal Health Secretary writes to DMs to turn hotels in COVID care center

By IndianMandarins- 20 Jul 2020


Principal Health Secretary in the Uttar Pradesh government Amit Mohan Prasad (IAS:1989) has written to district collectors asking them to transform at least one hotel in every district of the state into a COVID care center for patients with very mild or no symptoms.

Patients will have to bear the cost of their stay at these centers. The Principal Health Secretary has asked the district magistrates to ensure that charge for stay at these centers shall not exceed Rs 2,000 per day for double occupancy rooms and Rs 1,500 for single occupancy rooms.

The letter reads, “It has come to the notice of the government that some patients with very mild or no symptoms do not want to get admitted due to lack of adequate facilities in the COVID Care Centers and hence try to hide their disease.”

After due consideration in this regard, the government decided to introduce L-1 plus level of system for medical treatment of those patients who are without symptoms and who want better facilities and have the ability to spend for these facilities. Under this arrangement, a hotel in the districts will be operated by the district administration as a COVID Care Center,” it read.

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