As many as 581 folks examined constructive for COVID-19 in Palakkad district on Monday.
When 226 of them contracted the virus by direct contact with contaminated individuals, there have been 339 circumstances whose supply of origin couldn’t be recognized. There have been 165 recoveries within the district on Monday.
District Collector Mrunmai Joshi directed 11 empanelled personal hospitals within the district to put aside 10% of their ICU beds with oxygen facility for COVID-19 therapy. Hospitals having greater than 50 beds have been empanelled beneath the State authorities’s Karunya Well being Insurance coverage scheme.
COVID-19 sufferers who’re beneficiaries of the federal government scheme will get therapy on the empanelled personal hospitals. Ms. Joshi mentioned hospitals ought to give precedence to such sufferers with out ready for the advice of a authorities medical officer. The medical officer’s letter could be produced inside 48 hours of their admission.
The 11 empanelled hospitals are Avitis Institute of Medical Sciences, Nemmara; Crescent Hospital, Alathur; Karuna Medical School, Chittur; Lakshmi Nursing Residence, Palakkad; Mothercare and Healthcare, Mannarkkad; PK Das Medical School, Vaniyamkulam; Rajiv Gandhi Cooperative Hospital, Kallekkad; Valluvanad Hospital, Ottapalam; Welcare Hospital, Palakkad; Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission, Agali; and Palakkad Institute of Medical Sciences, Walayar.
In the meantime, a gathering of various non secular leaders held right here on Monday mentioned methods to handle the rising variety of COVID-19 circumstances.