CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal and Dy CM Shri Manish Sisodia visited the newly established Covid Care Centre at the CWG Village in Delhi to take stock of the preparations being done to ramp up medical infrastructure in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic. The 500-bedded Covid Care Centre set up by the Delhi government will be attached to the LNJP Hospital in Delhi.
Briefing the media after the visit, CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal said, “The 500-bedded Covid Care Centre has been set-up here at the Common Wealth Games village and will be attached to the LNJP Hospital of the Delhi government. As you know, a massive expansion of the number of beds is underway in Delhi. There are separate wards constructed for both men and women, and there are stay-in facilities for the doctors and nurses at this centre.”
CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal said that as compared to last month, the number of cases in Delhi is now decreasing and the situation seems to be getting under control. “I hope and pray that the facilities created and the beds installed across the city are not required in the future, but even if they are, we are not lacking in our efforts. In case there is a spike in the number of Corona cases, we are ready to deal with it,” he added.
CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal said, “Around 500 beds have been installed here, and the Doctors For You NGO is supporting us in setting up this facility. Many banquet halls are being acquired in Delhi and new centres like these will also be established in the coming days. The installation of 500 beds has already been done at this centre at the CWG village. Our efforts and preparations will continue; however, the cases have considerably gone down. On June 23, there were around 4000 new cases in a day, and now it has gone down to 2200 cases that were observed yesterday. We may not need these many beds, but we are ready in case they are required.”
The Chief Minister also said that the plasma bank established at the ILBS Hospital in Delhi will be inaugurated tomorrow.
The CM also said that the Delhi government is preparing for all possible situations considering the unpredictability of the novel Coronavirus as no one can predict when the cases might increase or decrease.
“The increase in testing and the low positivity rate are both good signs. The recovery rate has also increased. Out of 87,000 Corona cases, around 58,000 cases have recovered. Many people are recovering in their homes. The death rate has considerably reduced in the last few days. Last month, on one of the days there were close to 125 deaths, but now Delhi’s count has gone down to 60-65 in a day and we are working to reduce the death rate further,” added the CM.