Is it right for a hospital to admit two patients in one bed?

Is it right for a hospital to admit two patients in one bed?

In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will discuss whether it is right for hospital to admit two patients in one bed. No hospital should have bed occupancy of more than 85% and two patients in one bed are not allowed. Dr. Aggarwal will further talk that this can lead to infections. The resources of the hospital such as doctors, nurses, drugs and other facilities are for the 85% occupancy. If the occupancy is more than all patients will suffer and are deprived of essential facilities.

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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