COVID-19 patients from other districts of Karnataka are seeking admission in Bengaluru hospitals in considerably large numbers now. This is a reversal of the earlier trend when Bengaluru patients went to districts seeking beds, unable to find them here, as the caseload in the city was very high.
Now, while the number of cases reported in the city are declining, those in other districts are rising. In fact as per Tuesday’s health bulletin, only 27% of the total 22,758 cases were reported from Bengaluru Urban, while the remaining were from other districts.
R. Ravindra, Medical Director, Suguna Hospital, said that patients were coming to his hospital from Hassan, Chickballapur, and Kolar districts. “They are coming here because there are no beds available in their districts. Some are coming here because their relatives are here and they feel that they will get access to better medical care here,” he said.
Last month getting a bed in hospitals in Bengaluru was a difficult task….