Saturday, July 24, 2021
ADVT 
India

'Delhi ramping up health infrastructure to fight possible third Covid wave'

Darpan News Desk IANS, 18 Jun, 2021 01:38 PM
  • 'Delhi ramping up health infrastructure to fight possible third Covid wave'

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday apprised Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal of the administration's action plan to battle the possible third wave of Covid in the national capital.

During a meeting with Baijal, who also chairs the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Kejriwal presented a blueprint of the preparations being made by the Delhi government to tackle the possible third wave.

"A state-level task force, more healthcare staff and a special task force for treatment of children are among the Delhi government's action plan to deal with the third wave," the Chief Minister Office (CMO) said in a statement.

During the meeting, Kejriwal told Baijal if the third wave hits Delhi, then during normal situation about 37,000 coronavirus cases can emerge per day, whereas if the outbreak is very high, then the count might climb to 45,000.

"Delhi government is preparing for the management of beds, among others, keeping in mind the normal and worst-case scenario. If there is a possible third wave of Covid and the situation in the national capital becomes extremely distressing, the government is working continuously on how many oxygen beds and ICU beds will be required during that time," CMO said.

In view of this, the Delhi government has constituted a committee to enhance and strengthen the health infrastructure of the national capital, including a state level expert committee for mitigation and management of the third wave of Covid-19 cases in Delhi.

Besides, a Paediatric task force for management of Covid-19 and treatment of children has also been set up.

As per the data provided by the CMO, Delhi has so far installed 32 PSA oxygen plants with capacity of 29.77 MT and 7 PSA oxygen plants with capacity of 5.7 MT will be installed at the end of June.

Further, Delhi will also install another 15 PSA oxygen plants with capacity of 18.8 MT July 31 and 10 more PSA plants with capacity of 10.42 MT will be added by end of September this year.

MORE India ARTICLES

Punjab Police bust fake Remdesivir manufacturing racket

Punjab Police bust fake Remdesivir manufacturing racket

Punjab Police on Friday cracked a multi-crore rupee interstate fake Remdesivir manufacturing racket with the arrest of six people, including the kingpin, who used to black market fake replicas of the life-saving anti-viral drug used to treat critical Covid-19 patients.

Punjab Police bust fake Remdesivir manufacturing racket

Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh passes away after his losing his battle to COVID19

Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh passes away after his losing his battle to COVID19

The legendary athlete was undergoing treatment at the PGI hospital in Chandigarh. "His condition deteriorated with oxygen levels stipping," said a doctor of the hospital.

Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh passes away after his losing his battle to COVID19

Nadella, Pichai boost Indian tech prowess on world map

Nadella, Pichai boost Indian tech prowess on world map

With Microsoft now electing CEO Satya Nadella as also the Chairman -- a first in two decades after the legendary Bill Gates, who has now retired from both the positions -- the Pichai-Nadella duo is now the flag bearer of a talent powerhouse, as new faces join the high-profile league of businesses led by Indian-origin tech honchos.

Nadella, Pichai boost Indian tech prowess on world map

Tension at Tikri border after man burnt to death

Tension at Tikri border after man burnt to death

The police are not taking chances with the inflammatory situation and sufficient force has been deployed to prevent a possible breakdown of law and order.

Tension at Tikri border after man burnt to death

J&K Police constable shot dead by terrorists

J&K Police constable shot dead by terrorists

Suspected terrorists shot dead a J&K Police constable near his residence in Srinagar on Thursday night, sources said. Sources said the incident happened at Saidpora in the city.

J&K Police constable shot dead by terrorists

Farmer commits suicide at protest site in Haryana

Farmer commits suicide at protest site in Haryana

The victim, Zile Singh, had been actively involved in serving food to farmers at the protest site on the Khatkar toll plaza for several months. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Farmer commits suicide at protest site in Haryana

PrevNext