The chief minister additionally addressed the oxygen disaster in Delhi and stated that the federal government is planning to launch a portal to streamline the availability of the essential medical useful resource.
The Delhi authorities on Sunday prolonged the ongoing lockdown until 3 May, citing the “severity” of the second wave of COVID-19 within the National Capital. The determination had been taken in view of the rising positivity charge, which was as excessive as 36 % within the final week.
“Everybody voted for extension of the lockdown. The positivity rate reached up to 36-37 percent in past few days, although it has slightly dipped now. It is around 29 percent today. While the positivity rate has reduced in the last two days, this is not a sign that the COVID-19 wave is abating in Delhi,” he added.
However, the state authorities didn’t announce any new restrictions for the prolonged lockdown. On 19 April, the Delhi authorities had imposed a week-long lockdown and had prohibited social, political, and spiritual gatherings. It had additionally ordered that personal places of work, retailers, buying facilities, malls, weekly markets, instructional and training institutes, cinema and theatres, restaurant and bars, public parks and gardens, magnificence parlors, swimming swimming pools will stay closed.
Urging individuals to remain residence, Kejriwal had stated, “ICU beds are almost full in Delhi. Medicines are under severe shortage; especially remdesivir. We have requested the Centre to augment oxygen.”
On Sunday, the chief minister additionally addressed the oxygen disaster in Delhi and stated that the federal government is planning to launch a portal to streamline the availability of the essential medical useful resource.
“From tomorrow, we will launch a portal wherein the manufacturer, supplier, and hospitals will have to provide updates on their stocks and movement of oxygen every two hours. This way, the state government will be apprised about the situation at all times,” he stated.
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— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 25, 2021
Stating that the Centre has allotted 490 metric tons of oxygen, Kejriwal stated that Delhi’s requirement is 700 metric tons. “Of this allocation, only 330 MT has reached Delhi so far. To a large extent, the shortage is because of a delay in receiving the crucial medical resource from other states,” he added.
“All state ministers and officials are following up on suppliers. While not all efforts have been successful, in some places we have found success. We are also receiving help from the Centre; the state government and Union government are working together. We are also trying to garner support from all states and abroad for a supply of oxygen,” he stated.
Over the final week, Delhi hospitals have been grappling with a extreme scarcity of medical oxygen, essential in treating COVID-19 sufferers.
While hospitals admins are sending out SOS messages for an pressing oxygen provide and in addition transferring the Delhi High Court looking for to replenish their shares, at the least two hospitals within the National Capital have confronted casualties reportedly because of the lack of oxygen for his or her COVID-19 sufferers.
Twenty sufferers died within the intervening night time between Friday and Saturday within the Jaipur Golden Hospital within the National Capital, because of the lack of oxygen.
“Oxygen pressure has dipped as we are running out of stock,” Jaipur Golden Hospital’s medical director DK Baluja was quoted as saying by PTI.
With inputs from PTI