Mumbai: The Minister of Medical Education of Karnataka. Sudhakar said on Wednesday that private hospitals in the state have joined hands with the state government in the fight against COVID-19 and will provide 3,500 beds for patients.
Addressing the press conference, he said, “The meeting with the management of private hospitals has been successful and they have agreed to provide 3,500 beds for COVID-19 treatment.”
“The state government is grateful to the private sector for joining hands with the government in this fight against the pandemic. In addition to beds, private hospitals will run COVID-19 care centers in collaboration with hotels in association with people with asymptomatic and mild symptoms. Private beds will add 6,000 to 7,000 beds in the coming days, with beds and COVID-19 care centers,” he added.
Urging the residents of the state to fight the epidemic with honesty, the minister said, “We must be honest about the virus and test ourselves without hiding it. Wearing masks, social distancing and following government guidelines are the weapons against COVID-19, which would help us to win this war.”