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Healthcare providers seek special permit for services

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BENGALURU: Home healthcare service providers and biotech companies are seeking special permission to solve logistics issues as they report incidents of staff involved in essential medical equipment delivery "being beaten up".The Union government has instructed states to impose a lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19 virus outbreak in the country. The government has said essential services will continue. You cannot blame the police since they are following orders," said Mazumdar-Shaw.Ganesh of Portea said resorting to harsh actions against people who are essential services providers can be demotivating and local authorities should use communication tools to streamline things.He added that healthcare should be treated as an essential service. "With home quarantine numbers going up due the Covid-19 outbreak, home healthcare is essential. And we do nearly 4,000 visits every day across the country," said Ganesh.

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