Kejriwal mentioned that the Delhi authorities has sought the Centre’s assist in guaranteeing sufficient beds and provide of oxygen for COVID-19 sufferers
New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday mentioned round 25,500 new COVID-19 circumstances have been reported in Delhi and the positivity fee has elevated to almost 30 % within the final 24 hours.
He additionally mentioned that the Delhi authorities has sought the Centre’s assist in guaranteeing sufficient beds and provide of oxygen for COVID-19 sufferers.
“Less than 100 ICU beds are vacant in Delhi hospitals, and the situation is worsening every moment,” Kejriwal mentioned, including that he spoke to Union Home Minister Amit Shah this morning and harassed on the necessity for making extra beds obtainable.
“We are constantly in touch with the Centre and getting help from it,” he mentioned.
The chief minister mentioned as a result of quick tempo of accelerating COVID-19 infections, hospital beds and oxygen for sufferers are depleting quick within the metropolis.
Kejriwal added that 6,000 extra beds will probably be added within the subsequent three to 4 days, and warned hospitals of strict motion if they’re discovered giving fallacious data or turning away coronavirus sufferers regardless of availability of beds.
“In the next 3-4 days, the Delhi government will be adding 6,000 oxygen beds including 1,300 beds atthe Yamuna Sports Complex and Commonwealth Games Complex, and 2,500 at Radha Soami Satsang, Beas premises,” he mentioned.
He additionally requested the Centre to order 50 % beds in central authorities hospitals in Delhi for COVID-19 sufferers.
“The health infrastructure has its limits; due to rapidly increasing cases in Delhi, we are facing shortage of oxygen, Remdesivir, and Tocilizumab,” he mentioned throughout an internet media briefing.
He mentioned his authorities has obtained complaints that some hospitals had been denying beds to COVID-19 sufferers.
The Delhi authorities has an app that reveals the variety of occupied or vacant beds obtainable at hospitals in realtime. The hospitals replace it displaying if there was availability of beds there, he mentioned.
“If any hospital, showing availability of beds on the app, is found to be denying patients or providing false information, strict action will be taken against them,” he mentioned.
The Delhi authorities is consistently working to reinforce the variety of oxygen beds and ICU services amid the disaster, he mentioned.
The assurance of Delhi chief minister comes at a time when individuals are discovering it tough to confess sufferers in hospitals, and taking to social media with cries of assist.
Kejriwal mentioned the COVID-19 scenario in Delhi has turn into “very serious and worrisome” with positivity fee escalating to 24 per cent.
The Delhi authorities has give you 2,100 oxygen beds by attaching banquet halls and lodges to the hospitals. The beds will probably be present in Delhi authorities app in a day or two, he mentioned.
The Centre ought to reserve not less than 7,000 of 10,000 beds in hospitals run by it in Delhi as COVID beds and guarantee rapid provide of oxygen, Kejriwal added.