3 hotels serving as COVID care facilities in Delhi delinked from hospitals over low occupancy
Hotel Piccadilly at Janakpuri district centre, Taj Vivanta in Dwarka, Pride Plaza in Aerocity, and Welcome in Dwarka sector 10 were attached with hospitals closest to them in mid-June to serve as extended facilities for COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms.
However, in the last fortnight, only 25 of the 900 rooms at the four hotels were occupied.In an order issued on Saturday, SDM (Dwarka) delinked Piccadilly, Pride Plaza and Taj Vivanta from the hospitals they were attached with.
It was also mentioned in the order that the hotels claimed they were incurring huge expenses due to low occupancy.The Delhi government had in early-June asked the district magistrates in 11 districts to use hotels as extended COVID care facilities of nearby hospitals.
A total of 40 hotels were designated as extended facilities of various hospitals across the city.Patients staying in these facilities receive basic healthcare and are shifted to attached hospitals, if necessary. VIT IJT
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