Can a hospital admit two patients in one bed?

Can a hospital admit two patients in one bed?

In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk on whether a hospital can admit two patients in one bed. No hospital can admit two patients in one bed as the ratio of patients to doctor, nurses, drugs and other facilities is according to the 85% of bed occupancy. Dr. Aggarwal also discusses that the chances of hospital acquired infections are more if the bed occupancy is more than 85%. He further talks how it compromises the safety and quality of healthcare. He will also talk that the state should provide emergency bed to the public and if they can’t then there should be facility of transferring patient to the nearby hospital and the state government should take care of the expenses.

Dr. KK Aggarwal

Recipient of Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award and Dr B C Roy National Award, Dr Aggarwal is a physician, cardiologist, spiritual writer and motivational speaker. He was the Past President of the Indian Medical Association and President of Heart Care Foundation of India. He was also the Editor in Chief of the IJCP Group, Medtalks and eMediNexus

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