Delhi govt hospitals to be reserved for city residents, says Kejriwal



As many as 10,000 beds at run by the will be reserved for residents of the city, said chief minister on Sunday as coronavirus cases steadily rise in the national capital.


Beds in some private will be reserved too, said Kejriwal as he defended his controversial move. Beds at run by the central government can treat people from across the country.



Kejriwal said a committee of doctors set up by his government had warned that Delhi might need 15,000 hospital beds by the end of June to treat coronavirus patients.


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“They have also said that beds in Delhi should be reserved for Delhiites; we have considered all this in our cabinet meeting,” said Kejriwal, adding the national capital will open its borders from Monday.


The city will open malls, restaurants and religious places in accordance with the central government’s guidelines, he said.


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