The Arvind Kejriwal government on Sunday issued a list of documents that would make a person eligible to be treated for the coronavirus at all state government and private hospitals in the city. This came hours after Kejriwal announced his decision to reserve beds for residents.

Residents will be identified by voter identity card, bank passbook, ration card, passport, driving licence, income tax return, latest water, telephone or electricity bills, postal department’s posts or Aadhaar cards issued before June 7 bearing a residential address from the city. If the patient is a minor, these documents in name of parents will be considered valid.

This directive will not apply to hospitals run by the central government – the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Safdarjung Hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College. Currently, 13 hospitals are private, while five are run by the Delhi government, and only four are under the Centre.

A late night order signed by Delhi Health Secretary Padmini Singla said increased interstate movement would put more load on both Covid and non-Covid hospitals as patients from “other parts of the country” approach Delhi facilities. The Delhi government will open the borders of the city from Monday.

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