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(Imaging: Sumant Chawla)
The Directorate General of Health Services, Government of Delhi, has permitted to all hospitals and nursing homes to increase their bed capacity up to 10 to 20 per cent for a period of three months.

The Directorate General of Health Services, Government of Delhi, has permitted to all hospitals and nursing homes to increase their bed capacity up to 10 to 20 per cent for a period of three months.

This is for the preparation to effectively deal with dengue cases. These increased beds will only be used for admitting fever and Dengue patients.

No hospital/nursing home will deny admission to fever and Dengue patients. Also, the charges for dengue tests already capped for all private labs.

The order states that no hospital and nursing home can deny treatment or admission to any patient suffering from dengue.

On July 26, the national capital reported this season’s first dengue death — an 18-year-old succumbing to the mosquito borne virus last week, the Delhi government on Tuesday issued an advisory to prevent spread of the disease.

Delhi has recorded 90 cases of dengue till July 23 of which 38 are from Delhi and 52 from outside Delhi.