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AMC denotifies 4 hospitals as COVID-19 centres

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The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation(AMC) has denotified four hospitals that had been notified earlier under The Epidemic Act 1987.

The hospitals that have been denotified are Bodyline in Paldi, Saviour Annex in Ashram Road, Tapan Hospital in Satellite and Tapan Hospital in Rakhiyal, Bapunagar.

Earlier the hospital along with several other private hospitals in the city had been notified for COVID-19 care.

The denotification has come following an inspection by a team of medical officials about the facilities in the hospital.

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A four-member committee of zonal assistant professor, zonal deputy health officer, Head of Department of SVP Hospital, Medicine section and OSD of the AMC was made for the same.

The committee visited and inspected the four hospitals.

It found a higher fatality rate, lower beds, low occupancy, less number of patients under treatment in AMC quota beds vis-a-vis private quota beds, lack of proper data management among others.

The committee recommended that the four hospitals be denotified as COVID-19 care centres.

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The AMC commissioner issued an order in this connection on Wednesday following the recommendation of the medical expert committee.

The denotified hospitals will now not be able to treat COVID-19 patients under private or AMC quota anymore.

Gujarat on Wednesday recorded 28 new deaths of which three were in Ahmedabad.

The city recorded 181 new cases while the district recorded 15 new cases.

With this, the total number of cases in the district stands at 24954. Death toll in the district is at 1560.