These Delhi Hotels Are Now Turning Into Covid-19 Centres For Patients

by Suchismita Pal
These Delhi Hotels Are Now Turning Into Covid-19 Centres For Patients

Shopping malls, restaurants and religious places in Delhi had opened doors on June 8, 2020, following the guidelines of the Centre. However, Delhi CM had announced that hotels and banquet halls in the city would continue to remain closed. Now, due to the spike in the coronavirus cases, the hospitals in New Delhi are struggling to accommodate the increasing number of patients. Therefore, the government is transforming these hotels into healthcare centres for COVID-19 positive patients. Read on.

Delhi Hotels To Convert Themselves Into Covid Care Centres

There is a difference between a quarantine centre and a Covid care centre. While the former keeps asymptomatic patients in isolation for a period of 14 days, the latter is meant for the patients who have tested positive for the virus. Several hotels in the Capital have provided accommodation and food to doctors, migrant workers and daily wagers. Now, for the first time in India, hotels are being asked to convert themselves into dedicated facilities for COVID-19 positive patients. Here is a list of few hotels, where the state government has sent notices for this purpose:

  • Hyatt Regency Delhi, Bhikaji Cama Place, Ring Road
  • Taj Mahal, New Delhi, Man Singh Road for Sri Gangaram Hospital
  • The Suryaa New Delhi, Friends Colony for Holy Family Hospital
  • Ramada by Wyndham New Delhi, Pitampura for Jaipur Golden Hospital
  • Holiday Inn New Delhi Mayur Vihar Noida for Apollo Hospital
  • Jaypee Siddharth, Rajendra Place for BL Kapur Memorial Hospital
  • Sheraton New Delhi, Pushp Vihar for Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital
  • Crowne Plaza New Delhi, Okhla for Batra Hospital and Research Centre
  • Crowne Plaza New Delhi, Rohini for Fortis Hospital
  • Park Plaza Delhi CBD Shahdara for Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital
  • Ginger East Delhi, Vivek Vihar for Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital
  • Red Fox Hotel, Sector 60, Gurugram for Medanta
  • Hotel Jivitesh
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Patients To Be Billed By The Hospitals

The hospital staffs will operate these Covid Care Centres. The hotel employees will need to provide only back-end support. Also, as per reports, the medical employees will be training some hospital staffs for health operations. The billing of the patients will be by the hospitals and not the hotels. The hospitals can charge a maximum of ₹10,000 per night for all services including health services, food and housekeeping. Delhi is also going to have the world’s largest COVID-19 facility in a few days.

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The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Delhi has crossed 62,000 with 2233 deaths. To cater to the increasing demand for spaces for the virus-affected patients, the government is planning to send conversion notices to more hotels in the next few weeks, to add  around 3000 beds for treating COVID-19 patients. Other than hotels, the government has also planned to rope in 80 banquet halls to accommodate about 11,000 beds. The lockdown restrictions have eased and people are already started stepping out. But considering the situation, its best to continue staying at home to combat the spread of the infection.