Delhi borders with UP, Haryana to open from Monday: Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvin Kejriwal said if people from other cities come to Delhi for specific surgeries, they will be provided treatment at private hospitals.
New Delhi: Stating that Delhi's borders with Uttar Pradesh and Haryana will open from Monday, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Sunday, said that hospitals, except those run by the Centre, will only treat patients from the national capital.
"The borders of Delhi with UP and Haryana will open from tomorrow. Malls, restaurants and religious places will open too following the central government's guidelines, hotels and banquets will remain closed as we might need them to convert them into hospitals in the coming time," said Kejriwal.
He said if people from other cities come to Delhi for specific surgeries, they will be provided treatment at private hospitals. "Delhi's health infrastructure is needed to tackle the coronavirus crisis at the moment," the chief minister said.
"Over 90 per cent people want Delhi hospitals to treat patients from the national capital during the coronavirus pandemic. Hence, it has been decided that government and private hospitals in Delhi will only treat patients from the national capital," Kejriwal said at an online press conference.
The central government has allowed the reopening of shopping malls, hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services along with the places of religious worship to people from June 8, however, these facilities will not be able to resume operations inside containment zones designated by authorities in states.