As part of the hotel-hospital tie-up for Covid patients, the Hotel and Restaurants Association of Eastern India (HRAEI) has offered 421 ready rooms for satellite facilities in 10 hotels.
The forum has offered another 297 rooms for self-operation for quarantine and asymptomatic patients, which would not be linked directly with a hospital. Besides, over 50 rooms were offered for accommodation of doctors and nurses.
A task force, which was formed after a meeting with state chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, held a long meeting on Tuesday with representatives of hospitals and hotels.
You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view resultThe task force is headed by state tourism secretary Nandini Chakraborty.
“The government has also asked for available hotel rooms beyond Kolkata in different districts. We shall write to our members in this regard immediately,” HRAEI president Sudesh Poddar told TOI.
The association has over 800 members in West Bengal and has 60,000 beds under its members.
Hotels like Regenta Orkos Kolkata, Indismart Hotel, Sapphire Suites, Hotel Arya Regency, Hotel Narayani Enclave, Ratnakar Inn, Hotel Ivory Inn have offered rooms for satellite centres “We (AMRI) have already tied up with four hotels and have 70 satelite beds now. Next week we shall add 50 more beds.We have also requested the state government for an awareness campaign for satellite centre,” said president of Association of Hospitals in Eastern India and CEO of AMRI Group, Rupak Barua.
AMRI, Medica have already tied up with hotels. Belle Vue, Charnock Hospitals are in an advanced stage of discussions.
Source: Times of India