A five-star hotel in Delhi to be converted into a Covid Care Centre for Delhi Court Judges. Primus hospital will run the Covid care services at Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi. High court judges and officers are eligible to attain services at the Covid Care Center in Ashoka Hotel. Their family members too can benefit from the services.
Primus Hospital takes the Charge of Covid Care Centre
Primus hospital will take complete charge of all the facilities that will be provided at the Covid Care Centre. Chanakyapuri sub-divisional Magistrate, Geeta Grover confirmed the order. The Arvind Kejriwal-led government in Delhi has availed this facility for the officials. Primus hospital is responsible for managing the biomedical waste at the Centre. Besides that, it will also take care of the other basic facilities at the Covid Care Centre. The hotel staff should be provided with all protective gear and basic training. Primus hospital will also provide an ambulance facility to the hotel. In case of staff shortage, the hospital will provide more staff members. Food, sanitization, housekeeping, etc. Primus hospital will manage every single thing.
The Covid Care Centre
The Ashoka Hotel has been converted into a 100-bed Covid Care Centre. Primus hospital will collect the charges for using the facilities. Delhi High Court requested the Government for such a setup. All the expenses will solely be managed by Primus hospital. The hospital will, later on, reimburse the hotel for expenses. Primus hospital shall accommodate its doctors, nurses, and other staff at their own expense. The rates shall be decided on a mutual basis.
COVID-19 Situation in Delhi
Delhi is among the worst-hit COVID-19 cities. People are dying due to a lack of oxygen supply, ventilators, and medicines. The government is responsible for its mismanagement in tackling the situation. Delhi on Monday witnessed its highest ever death toll with 380 deaths. 20,000+ fresh infections were also reported on Monday. Oxygen is unavailable at many places due to the sudden rise in demand. The pandemic’s second wave is deadlier than before. More and more people are complaining of breathlessness this time. Beds are not available in a lot of hospitals. The situation is really helpless at this point in time.
Source: Business Standards
Social Media Backlash
Social media users highly criticized the whole situation. People are enraged over the fact that officials are being provided with special care. And the general public is dying due to certain facilities. Some called it “privileged”, while others “bribing”. Social media users are questioning why the government isn’t treating the people equally?