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Delhi govt makes U-turn on making nursing homes COVID facilities
New Delhi, June 14, 2020
The Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi on Sunday withdrew its earlier decision to declare small and medium nursing homes as "Covid nursing homes".
According to a new order issued on Sunday (June 14), the previous decision has now been "withdrawn with immediate effect".
The government on Saturday had declared that small and medium multi-speciality nursing homes in the national capital which have 10 to 49 beds will be declared as "Covid nursing homes".
"With the Delhi government's decision, over 5,000 beds will be available for coronavirus patients. In the next few days, our officials will talk to owners of each nursing home to solve their problems," the Delhi CM had had tweeted.
However, the sudden U-turn seems to have happened after the Delhi Medical Association wrote to Kejriwal, objecting to the move.