Centre to Supply More Beds and Oxygen Cylinders to Assist Delhi Battle Covid, Says Amit Shah after Evaluation Meet
Union Minister Amit Shah on Sunday listed several steps to be taken in the coming days to detain the spread of coronavirus pandemic in Delhi after the nationwide capital over the past couple of weeks reported thousands of new cases each day.
” The number of RT-PCR tests to be doubled in #Delhi. Mobile Screening Vans of ICMR and Health Ministry to be released at susceptible areas. Few MCD health centers to be transformed into COVID dedicated health centers for treatment of COVID clients with mild symptoms,” he said after an evaluation conference.
” A review of all previously established containment measures like marking of containment zones, contact tracing, quarantine and screening in Delhi. Extra physicians from CAPFs and paramedical staff to be airlifted to Delhi, in view of scarcity of health care employees here,” he said.
Shah said committed multi-department teams will visit all private health centers in Delhi for assessment of availability of COVID-19 medical facilities, admission of clients and schedule of beds. More oxygen cylinders, high-flow nasal cannula and other required equipment will be offered to the Delhi government by the Centre, he included.
The choice was taken at a conference chaired by Shah to review the Covid-19 situation in Delhi amidst a spike in new cases and rise in pollution levels due to Diwali fireworks and stubble burning. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain went to the meeting at North Block.
Shah examined the scenario and gone over ways to deal with it, a house ministry authorities said. Delhi taped 3,235 fresh cases, taking the infection tally to over 4.85 lakh on Sunday, while ninety-five more casualties pushed the death toll to 7,614
” Considering That October 20, there has been an increase in cases here, there is enough number of COVID beds, however ICU beds are tiring. The Centre has actually guaranteed 750 ICU beds will be provided at the DRDO centre. The variety of COVID tests performed daily will be increased to over one lakh,” stated Kejriwal after the meeting.
” The Centre will likewise help the Delhi federal government in getting BiPAP makers to increase the number of ICU beds at Delhi government centers,” he included.
Kejriwal had earlier sought Shah’s intervention in handling the alarming Covid-19 scenario in the national capital. The steps already taken by the Delhi government to control the pandemic are also likely to be talked about in the conference. The meeting comes at a time when the nationwide capital is seeing more than 7,000 cases every day for the past couple of days.
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