The Nagaland government, on Tuesday, revoked its May 5 order directing all private hospitals in the State to reserve 50 percent of the bed capacity for treatment of Covid-19 patients till further notice.
“The direction to reserve 50% of the bed capacity available with the private hospitals vide Order No.HFW-27/B-30/nCoV/2020(Pt) dated 5th May 2021 shall stand revoked till further orders,” a government notification said.
The government said the incidence of Covid-19 cases in the State has seen a decline over the last few weeks, with a similar decrease in the number of such patients requiring hospitalisation.
The matter was discussed in the state-level Covid war room. It was felt that the number of beds available in government hospitals and dedicated Covid hospitals is sufficient to meet the requirements at present for treatment of Covid patients.
Keeping this in view, the mandatory reservation of beds in the private hospitals may not be required, the notification said.
Meanwhile, the State recorded four more Covid deaths and 60 new cases on Tuesday. A total of 113 positive people also recovered in different parts of the State during the day.
The Health and Family Welfare department said 11 tested positive in Dimapur, Kiphire 3, Kohima 17, Longleng 1, Mokokchung 6, Mon 3, Peren 2, Phek 8, Tuensang 2, Wokha 5 and Zunheboto 2.
Of the 133 recoveries, Dimapur registered 27, Kohima 46, Longleng 1, Mokokchung 14, Peren 2, Tuensang 17, Wokha 2 and Zunheboto 4.
With today’s fresh cases, the State’s caseload has gone upto 25,819 while the active cases stand at 1,134.
A total of 23,271 people recovered, 489 succumbed to the infection so far. Altogether 711 people migrated from the State.