With hospitals working out of rooms for the care of asymptomatic COVID-19 sufferers, just a few hotels and serviced flats have stepped in to supply them area.
The hospitals present medical doctors and nurses on the premises 24×7 and the sufferers are despatched from the hospitals to the hotels based mostly on their requirement.
Clarion Hotel, which gave a whole block final 12 months, has begun lending a serving to hand this 12 months too with 150 rooms. S. Madhan Raj, manager-operations, stated they had been the primary to get approval from the well being division to begin the ability in affiliation with a hospital final 12 months.
“Our managing director Aboobucker felt he had to do his bit for the society since many persons were not sure of home quarantine last year. Since we served around 1,500 isolated persons last year and there was a need this year, we started the facility from mid April. Our staff are well-aware of the protocols to be followed and we ensure their safety with good high-protein diets and regular health checks,” he stated.
At Hotel Regent Central Deccan, 50 rooms have been blocked for such individuals who require isolation. Here too the sufferers come after being referred by hospitals. “They come here after the treatment is over and don’t need emergency medical care. However, we do have doctors and nurses and follow all safety protocols. People who prefer pure vegetarian food prefer our hotel,” stated R. Gowrishankar, basic supervisor.
Another resort in T. Nagar, which didn’t need to be named, has leased out its rooms to a medical care supplier. “We have outsourced everything from housekeeping to pest control, maintenance and even security. The only service that we provide is to prepare food, which the medical care provider serves to the guests,” stated a resort supply.
Just a few serviced flats too have come on board to assist such individuals, who require dwelling quarantine.
“I stay alone and when I fell sick with COVID-19 I preferred to stay at a hotel and self-quarantine since I felt the basic medical care would help. It was comfortable and I came back home well-rested,” stated an individual who just lately examined adverse after remedy. The Chennai Corporation had stated that hotels needn’t take any permission for serving to out hospitals to arrange such facilities.