Coronavirus: “5 weapons” will help Delhi to curb COVID19, says CM Arvind Kejriwal
- 5 weapons are ramping up bed capacity, testing, survey and screening, providing oximeter and plasma therapy
DELHI: On Saturday, Delhi CM listed out “5 weapons” that will further intensify the fight against covid19 in delhi. While addressing the media via video conference, he said increasing the number of beds, testing and isolation, pulse oximeters and oxygen concentrators, plasma therapy and survey and screening has helped the Capital to tackle respiratory disease.
In the conference, He said , after the spike of cases in the national capital, the Delhi government had options to either impose another lockdown or fight the virus. “We took people’s opinions as well who said the lockdown wasn’t an option, We decided to fight it and a plan was made and five weapons were prepared to fight it,” he added.
The Chief Minister said that the capital city currently has the capacity of 13,500 beds, out of which 7,500 are vacant and only 6,000 are occupied. “We are arranging more beds in case the need arises in future. We will not sit idle.”
Secondly, he said that testing has been increased by four times, adding that 20,000 tests are being conducted daily, the highest in the country. According to the health data, in total, 4,59,156 tests have been performed so far.
He further said that oximeters have been provided to all the coronavirus patients who are in home isolation to keep a check on their oxygen levels and alert the medical team if they require oxygen or need to be shifted to the hospital.
“We have also bought 4,000 oxygen concentrators to ensure that there are enough oxygen cylinders in the hospitals.” Kejriwal said.
Additionally, he said that authorities have started the mammoth campaign of conducting a serological survey of 20,000 people starting from today in the capital city. It is a diagnostic method used to identify antibodies, which are created by the immune system when someone is infected with the virus.
Further He thanked central government for their support and guidance in these unprecedented times and asserted that together we will fight this war against the invisible enemy with the slogan “Corona harega aur delhi Jeetega” .
Currently, Delhi has 73,780 infections and 2,429 people have succumbed to the virus.