Hospital bed scam: Searches at Bengaluru corporation COVID war rooms


Team Udayavani, May 6, 2021, 8:09 PM IST

Image for representation

Bengaluru: Searches were carried out by police at the city corporation’s COVID war rooms and data collected, in the backdrop of allegations of a scam in booking hospital beds for COVID-19 patients.

The development comes two days after BJP MP Tejasvi Surya alleged that hospitals here ‘blocked’ beds in fake names to make money, at a time when COVID-19 cases were rising in Karnataka.

Surya said officials of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike ‘colluded’ with private nursing homes and hospitals to block beds and reserve it for exorbitant fees.

”Searches were conducted on Wednesday at eight zonal war rooms of the BBMP.

Lots of data has been collected,” the city police said in a statement.

Eight teams were scrutinising all the data collected from the zones. Further action will be taken based on information taken out of the data, they said.

Police are also investigating the hospitals where four people were arrested for allegedly blocking beds in fake names for COVID-19 patients paying bribes.

So far seven people have been arrested in connection with the bed scam.

The Karnataka government has ordered reservation of 80 per cent of beds for COVID patients in private hospitals, in the wake of increase in cases.

With the spurt in coronavirus cases, the demand for hospital beds with ICU and ventilators have gone up.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Bihar Police detain six from Jharkhand’s Deoghar in NEET ‘paper leak’ case

Toddler dies after tin shed collapses on her in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara

YSRCP’s under construction office demolition: TDP says construction illegal

Seat-sharing talks for Maharashtra polls yet to begin in MVA; all are equal stakeholders: Sanjay Raut

Noida: Crackdown on public drinking, 497 booked for nuisance

Amid paper leak controversy, Centre brings into force stringent law to curb irregularities in exam

Hoax bomb threat to Air Arabia flight in Kerala’s Calicut airport

Related Articles More

KSNDMC issues very heavy rainfall warning

Renukaswamy Murder Case: Darshan remanded to judicial custody until July 4

Heavy rainfall alert issued for several districts across Karnataka 

Chikkamagaluru: Police enforce strict measures to protect popular tourist spots

‘If justice doesn’t prevail..’: Ramya’s tweet on cases against rich and powerful

MUST WATCH

Chikmagalur

mundrapady temple puttur

Dr RajKumar

Taranga Magazine

Gururaj Gantihole


Latest Additions

KSNDMC issues very heavy rainfall warning

Amit Shah launches special programme to fast-track immigration services

India, Bangladesh ink pact to boost ties in maritime sphere, blue economy

Bihar Police detain six from Jharkhand’s Deoghar in NEET ‘paper leak’ case

Expired Delhi EV Policy yet to get extension

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.