Nashik: The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) will start an online admission system for Covid-19 patients in private hospitals in a few days.
Covid-19 patients, who want beds in private hospitals, will get online tokens with bed numbers from the NMC’s 24X7 war room. The private hospitals will also get the same token numbers through the software.
The NMC has decided to take control over admissions in private hospitals after it had found that many beds were occupied by asymptomatic patients. Of the 2,900 beds in the city, NMC has 1,700 beds, while private hospitals have 1,250.
“The NMC will decide whether a patient will be admitted to an NMC hospital or a private one. We are developing software with the help of private IT firms. It is in the final stage of development,” said NMC officials. “We are setting up a 24×7 war room with three teams.,” they said.