There Are Still 790 Beds Ready For COVID Patient In Kolkata Hospital: Mamata Banerjee

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Mumbai: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday that 790 beds are still ready for coronovirus patients in Kolkata hospitals.

“There were some people who tried to spread rumours that Kolkata hospitals do not have beds. There are still 790 beds ready for COVID-19 patient in Kolkata,” Banerjee said in a video conference.

Talking on further measures to control the spread of coronavirus, he said, “We have taken some decisions that will be implemented from Monday if all is well. There will be relaxations in the green zone and the orange zone where standalone shops of essential items will remain open.”

However, there will be no exemption for the areas involved.

“All patients have to be present in private hospitals and no patient can be forced to return without treatment,” he said.

Meanwhile, according to the state’s chief secretary Rajiv Sinha, 33 new cases have been reported in West Bengal, with a total of 550 active cases.

According to the latest update from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country is 31,787, of which 7,797 people have been referred/discharged and 1,008 are sick.

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