Mysuru, August 5:- The Hotel Owners’ Association has said it has asked its member hotels to part with around 3,000 rooms to be converted into Covid Care Centres (CCCs) in Mysuru.
Speaking to reporters here on Tuesday (August 4), HOA president Narayan Gowda said, “No doubt, the state and central governments have opened many CCCs but with the increasing positive cases, there is need for more centres. Staying in tune with the government order, private hospitals, nursing homes and clinics and HOA have agreed to convert 3,000 hotel rooms into CCCs. This is being done in the interest of the people of Mysuru.”
Continuing further, he said, “Covid Care Consortium will help hotels with technical assistance. Besides 24×7 medical service, patients can utilise other facilities available at the hotels. According to the patients’ requirement, food, telemedicine facility and suggestions by specialists will be provided. Ambulance service and ventilator facility will also be provided. Budget hotels will be charging Rs 4,000 per patient per day and star hotels will be charging Rs 6,000.”
Though pricing is on the higher side, the decision by the HOA assumes significance which should go a long way in treating Covid-19 patients.
HOA secretary A R Ravindra Bhat, Covid Care Consortium’s vice-president Dr G Siddesh, secretary Dr H R Abhijith and Dr Basavaraj R were present. (MR/KS)