Claiming that Delhi is fully prepared to deal with the novel coronavirus Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal insured 6,600 beds are ready in Delhi and another 9,500 beds will be added by June 5.
Doctors interact with attendants of Covid patients at Delhi’s LNJP hospital.
Despite rising cases of the novel coronavirus, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has assured that there are sufficient beds. He said beds are being increased according to needs and more beds will be added by the first week of June.
Claiming that Delhi is fully prepared to deal with coronavirus, Arvind Kejriwal insured 6,600 beds are ready in Delhi and another 9,500 beds will be added by June 5. He added that Delhi cannot be in permanent lockdown.
“While 8,500 new cases were reported in Delhi over the past 15 days, only 500 people were admitted to hospitals and that most of the people are getting cured at their homes under home isolation,” said Kejriwal.
The government now have arranged for 6,600 beds for the treatment of Corona, from 4500 beds that government had last week. Only 2100 beds are occupied and the rest 4500 remain vacant. The government also issued orders last week to arrange 9500 beds in Delhi by 5th June. Government is also taking over hotels, and oxygen concentrators and beds will be arranged there.
“In the central government hospitals, we had 2329 beds earlier which have now reduced to 2229 beds. Owing to the huge demand for beds in private hospitals, the beds have been increased from 677 beds in private hospitals to a total of 2677 beds, which will further increase to 3677 beds by June 5,” said CM Arvind Kejriwal.
He said that it will be worrisome for him if people have to search for beds, adequate health infrastructure, and facilities, oxygen, ventilator. If these facilities remain inadequate, it will lead to an increase in the death rate.
Arvind Kejriwal also said that the government is developing an app to give people information on beds and ventilators availability in hospitals that will be launched on Monday.
On the other hand, the medical director of the LNJP Hospital, and two other staff members of the Covid-19-dedicated facility, have tested positive for coronavirus infection, officials said on Saturday. His Sample was taken on Friday.
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