Healthcare Karnataka govt to bear treatment cost of patients referred to private hospitals Updated : June 25, 2020 06:20 AM IST Karnataka had on Tuesday asked private hospitals in the state to reserve 50 percent beds for COVID-19 patients referred by public health authorities. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.