Bhubaneswar, May 17: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to reopen paid quarantine and isolation centres at hotels for Covid patients who have no home isolation facility in the capital city.
An agreement would be signed between the BMC and hotels in this regard soon. This was decided at a meeting held among the BMC, hospital authorities and the Odisha Hotel Association yesterday.
People having slight or mild symptoms and those having recovered from the virus can stay in paid isolation.
All hotels, where paid isolation facility will be created, will keep oxygen cylinders ready for use by Covid patients. Nearby hospitals will provide medicines to patients, according to the decision.
Meanwhile, Odisha Hotel and Restaurant Association president JK Mohanty said, “It is a good move to provide paid isolation to Covid patients at hotels. We (hotel owners) don’t stress on making profit during such a crisis period. We will be happy to serve people.”
It may be noted that the BMC had creates such isolation last year. It had also fixed per-day room charges for patients.