New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday said the COVID dedicated LNJP Hospital will arrange for haemodialysis for patients tested positive for coronavirus.

In an order, Delhi Health Department said it has been noted that many patients of End Stage Renal Disease who have been receiving haemodialysis as Renal Replacement Therapy, have turned COVID positive and are being refused dialysis service by all government and private hospitals of Delhi owing to their COVID status.

“The LNJP Hospital is a dedicated COVID Hospital with the bed capacity of 2,000. Recently, dialysis services for COVID positive patients have been started at hospital’s own dialysis unit as well as in the dialysis centre functioning on PPP mode in the hospital,” the order, dated April 24, said.

It said all the COVID positive patients in need of dialysis shall be admitted in the hospital for dialysis as per their requirement.

“The hospital authorities are directed to ensure optimum utilization of the resources available in both the dialysis units,” it said.

The Health Department also directed that all the Chief District Medical Officers through their District Surveillance Units shall ensure that all such positive patients are referred to LNJP Hospital for admission and dialysis.

–IANS

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