India, Sept. 15 -- With the district recording a spike in the number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients, the district administration on Monday issued an order directing all private hospitals to raise the Covid bed capacity from the existing 25% to 35%.

"The bed capacity is being increased to 35% due to a surge in Covid-19 cases," said Amit Khatri, deputy commissioner.

Under the Epidemic Disease Act and the Disaster Management Act, 2005, Khatri issued the order. "There is a surge in Covid-19 cases in the district. Effective health services and ensuring its effective management is of utmost priority for the district administration. Therefore, it has been decided to reserve sufficient number of beds at designated private hospitals fo...