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BHOPAL: Government hospitals have started treatment of non-Covid patients simultaneously with Covid patients. Even though the number of Covid patients has decreased, these hospitals have maintained separate Covid wards and reserved beds for them. Many private hospitals have either carried on both treatments or closed down their Covid wards entirely.

The All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has kept 185 beds reserved for Covid patients even after starting treatment of non-Covid patients. Similarly, there are 20 Covid patients in two wards of Hamidia Hospital, while, at JP Hospital, there are still seven to eight Covid patients. The District Hospital (JP Hospital) has also continued both kinds of treatment.

Dr Manisha Shrivastava, medical superintendent of AIIMS, said, "We've kept 185 beds reserved for Covid patients as the coronavirus infection still lingers. But weíve started non-Covid treatment simultaneously."

Dr Lokendra Dave, medical superintendent, Hamidia Hospital, said, ìGradually, weíre opening our departments for non-Covid patients. There are still 20 corona patients in two wards. We havenít closed down Covid wards.î

Dr Yogendra Shrivastava, senior doctor of JP Hospital, said, "There are still seven to eight Covid patients at JP Hospital. Coronavirus hasn't fully disappeared. It's still there, so we have to maintain a separate ward for Covid patients. Major departments have been opened for non-Covid patients. Our hospital is a basic hospital, so we have to maintain treatment for both kinds of patients."

Siddhanta Hospitalís Dr Subodh Varsney said, "We've closed Covid treatment and, now, my hospital is totally geared to serve non-Covid patients. We're trying to ensure all facilities for the patients. The corona positivity rate is below one percent, so thereís no need for a special ward for Covid patients."

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