The city, on Friday, reported 14 deaths and 291 fresh Covid-19 (coronavirus) cases. The death count is now 241, while the count of progressive positive cases has gone up to 4,398.
In addition, a total of 189 patients were discharged on Friday after being completely cured of the virus taking the count of such discharged patients to 2,371. There are 168 critical patients in the city hospitals, according to Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) health department.
Of the total 14 deaths, seven deaths were reported from Sassoon hospital. These include a 33-year-old male from Kondhwa, 70-year-old male from Parvati, 72-year-old from Ganj peth, a 63-year-old male from Parvati, 45-year-old female from Ghorpadi, 48-year-old from Nana peth and a 56-year-old male from Keshavnagar. Most of the patients had comorbid conditions like diabetes, hypertension and high blood pressure.
Two deaths were reported each from Naidu hospital and Jehangir Hospital.
Deaths at Naidu includes a 40-year-old male from new Nana peth and a 70-year-old female from Gultekdi. While from Jehangir an 80-year-old male from Bund Garden and a 90-year-old male from Yerawada.
A 69-year-old female from Ruby Hall residing at Bhimapur Camp, a 93-year-old male from Bhavani peth were reported dead at Inlaks and Budrani and a 57-year-old female from Yerawada was declared dead at Sahyadri hospital.
80 per cent beds at private hospitals in city to be reserved for govt use
Charitable hospitals and nursing clinics in the city will have to reserve 80 per cent beds for government use. An order regarding the same was issued during a meeting chaired by the deputy director of health service, deputy charity commissioner of Pune, charitable hospital representative and civic officials on Friday.
The order is based on the state government’s notification which is applicable across the state.
The beds will be reserved for government usage and even the charges for treatments has been capped in these hospitals. The rates will be capped for both Covid-19 and non-Covid-19 patients.