What is BU Number?
Its a unique number alloted to Covid Positive patients, which is important is the process of allotment of hospital beds and billing.
Hospitals are denying admissions to patients who have not been allotted Bangalore Urban – BU Number after they have been tested for Covid-19. A circular issued by Government of Karnataka details the protocol to be followed by 108 Ambulance Service for shifting of patients who are having breathing distress. Even if covid test report is yet to be undertaken, Hospitals are expected to admit these patients as Covid Suspects and treat them first in isolation wards. Read the full circular in the PDF below.
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