New Delhi, Apr 17: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday stated that the nationwide capital is quick working out of beds, oxygen and the life-saving drug Remdesivir because it recorded an unprecedented 24,000 new coronavirus circumstances in the final 24 hours.
“In the final 24 hours, there have been round 24,000 circumstances. A day earlier than, there have been round 19,000 circumstances. So the tally spiked solely in a matter of 24 hours,” Arvind Kejriwal stated in a televised deal with.
“We do not know whether or not that is the height of the pandemic in the Capital. The circumstances are rising. Every state has a threshold of medical amenities. Delhi too has its restrict and we now have stories of scarcity of beds, oxygen, Remdesivir in town,” Kejriwal stated.
“We will hold a detailed eye on the scenario for some days. If the scenario deteriorates, we are going to take no matter step is required to avoid wasting your lives,” Kejriwal added.
“In a number of days, we will add round 6,000 oxygen beds. Around 1,300 beds are being organized at Yamuna Sports Complex and Commonwealth Games, Rada Soami facility will get 2,500 beds now and a couple of,500 later. Around 2,100 oxygen beds have been pooled as accommodations and banquets are being linked with hospitals,” Kejriwal stated.
Kejriwal stated the Centre, in November, had granted 4,100 beds for Covid, however now when the scenario is extra precarious, only one,800 beds in central authorities hospitals have been allotted for Covid-19 therapy.
On Saturday, Kejriwal warned strict motion in opposition to hospitals which are denying sufferers beds regardless of exhibiting availability on the Delhi authorities”s COVID app.
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He additionally demanded that the Centre reserve 50 per cent of the entire pool of beds in hospitals run by it in Delhi for COVID-19 sufferers.
The district magistrates have been directed to maintain a tab on the labs and be certain that no new samples are collected by them in the event that they have already got pending samples of COVID-19, the chief minister stated.
Some labs have lifted extra samples of COVID-19 suspects than their capability resulting in a delay of 3-4 days in getting check stories, Kejriwal stated.
Kejriwal stated he raised the problem of scarcity of oxygen beds with the Union well being minister, including that in November final 12 months, the central authorities allotted 4,100 beds at a peak of 8,500 circumstances in Delhi.
“This time, they’ve solely offered 1,800 beds, regardless that this wave is 3 times extra deadly than the earlier ones,” he stated.
Kejriwal stated in AIIMS, there are 11,062 beds in whole. Out of those, solely 23 beds have been reserved for coronavirus sufferers. In Safdarjung hospital, there are 2,900 beds, out of which solely 204 have been reserved for COVID-19 sufferers.
“I requested him saying that if not less than 50% of beds are reserved for Corona, an extra 3000-4000 beds could possibly be made obtainable for the sufferers. The ICU beds also needs to be offered.”
“We have all the time been helped by the central authorities in the struggle in opposition to Corona and I hope that this time too, the central authorities will assist Delhi.”