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Private Medical colleges to join hands with govt in treating Covid patients in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Jun 30(UNI) The private medical colleges in Bengaluru have agreed to join hands with government for treatment of Covid-19 patients in the city.
The representatives from college administration have promised to provide 2000 beds immediately and another 4,500 within a week.
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar held separate meetings with the representatives from private colleges administration and all the private colleges have assured to extend their support as per government decision.
''There are 11 private and three government medical colleges in the city and we will get about 6,500 beds from these for Covid treatment'', Dr Sudhakar informed media after the meeting.
The facilities, including doctors and staff, will be made available to government within a week, while the beds will be allocated to Covid-19 patients through BBMP's centralised system. Insurance facility will be extended to the doctors and staff serving in these private hospitals also.
PG students in private medical colleges and other staff will be utilised in Covid Care Centres, the Minister said.
There will be some changes in the treatment protocols going forward. Decision regarding this will be taken in the meeting that will held in the evening under the Chairmanship of the CM.
Symptomatic patients, aged above 60, and those with comorbidities like diabetes, hypertension and serious kidney, liver, lungs and heart related ailments will be admitted to hospitals. Other asymptomatic persons will be monitored in Covid care centres. A detailed notification with these guidelines will be released tomorrow.
The meeting was chaired by CM BSY and attended by DCM Ashwatnarayana, Ministers Basavaraj Bommai, R Ashoka and other senior officials.
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