Panels were formed to review hospital overload

The squads will frequently inspect hospitals and ensure that action is taken against violations of standards

Given the alleged overload and bloating of COVID patients by some private hospitals, the state government decided to introduce a three-tier structure for effective implementation of COVID management.

According to a government ordinance issued on Monday, a task force committee at the state level was set up to monitor the effective functioning of the flying squads at the district level and those responsible at the cluster level and to review the complaints received from time to time.

Department of Higher Education Special General Secretary Satish Chandra became Chairman of the Committee and Chairman of the State COVID Command and Control Center and Director General of Vigilance and Enforcement, KV Rajendranath Reddy, General Secretary of Health, Medicine and Family Welfare, Anil Kumar, Appointed Singhal, Katamneni Bhaskar, Commissioner for Health and Family Welfare, and Ravi Shankar, Director General for Drug Control and Administration, were appointed members.

Flying squads

The district-level flying squads would be formed by the collector with representatives from the drug control administration, the vigilance and enforcement department and the health department. The squads will regularly inspect the hospitals and ensure that strict measures have been taken against hospitals that from time to time violate government-issued guidelines.

In addition, collectors would form five to eight private hospitals, treating COVID patients in clusters, each appointing a district-level officer to thoroughly inspect the hospitals and receive complaints from patients. They would conduct an investigation and take appropriate action against the hospitals according to the rules.

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