NEW DELHI: Health ministry said that COVID-19 positive report is not mandatory for those who seek hospital admissions.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India, took the decision to ensure that no patient is denied adequate medical care during the second wave of COVID-19 infections.
"Admission to the patient should not be refused at any count even if the patient belongs to a different city," said the health ministry.
Ministry also ordered that adequate medical arrangements, such as oxygen or essential drugs, should be given to the patients.
In India, 4,01,078 cases of COVID-19 have been reported along with 4,187 deaths due to the same.
There are 2,18,92,676 cases of COVID-19 and out of that, 37,23,446 are active cases, 1,79,30,960 people recovered and 2,38,270 people died.
"Suspect case of COVID-19 should be kept in the suspect ward of the Covid-19 Care Center (CCC), Dedicated Covid-19 Health Centre (DCHC) or Dedicated Covid-19 Hospital (DCH)," said the ministry in a statement.