Coronavirus is causing havoc in the country. Meanwhile, the Mamata Banerjee government of West Bengal has extended the lockdown till 31 July in view of the increasing cases of corona cases in the state. In the all-party meeting held in the state on the issue of coronavirus, Mamta Banerjee said that till July 31, neither trains nor metro services will be allowed in the state and along with this, schools and colleges will also be kept closed.
Let us tell you that the lockdown of this phase will be applied only in the corona affected areas. It should be noted that the lockdown in the state was extended till June 30 and on June 30, the fifth phase of the nationwide lockdown is also ending, which has been called 'Unlock 1'. The figure of corona infected in Bengal is 15,173 and so far 591 people have lost their lives.
On the other hand, the Health Department of West Bengal has warned private and government hospitals that if they refuse to admit patients, strict action will be taken against them. The order issued by the department stated, 'Incidents of refusal by private hospitals to recruit and provide services have come to light and patients suffer losses due to this careless attitude of these hospitals. Thus, refusal of patients is an offense under the West Bengal Clinical Establishment (Registration, Regulation and Transparency) Act, 2017 and the West Bengal Clinical Establishment Rules, 2017.
It states that if any report of recruitment or denial of services is received against such hospital, necessary punitive action will be taken against it, under which the license can also be canceled. In another order, the department said, "If a report is received against a government hospital for not recruiting a needy patient or not serving him, necessary disciplinary action will be taken against the officer concerned as per the service rules." After the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic, the state government implemented the West Bengal pandemic disease, COVID-19 Regulation, 2020 on 16 March.