As COVID-19 cases in Delhi continue to rise at an alarming rate, the Centre has announced a 12-point plan to tackle the coronavirus surge in the national capital.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday evening chaired a meeting with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to review the situation in Delhi, following which a slew of measures to curb COVID-19 was announced.
Enhancing medical infrastructure, doubling COVID-19 testing in Delhi
The 12-point plan adopted at the Sunday meeting comprises a number of measures to tackle COVID-19 in the national capital.
It includes enhancing the medical infrastructure with additional ICU beds, extra oxygen cylinders, and deployment of more medical/healthcare staff, among other things.
Doubling the COVID-19 testing in Delhi and monitoring of people who are in home isolation are also on the list of measures.
‘ICU beds are fast getting exhausted’: Kejriwal
“COVID cases have been sharply rising ever since October 30. We still have a decent number of COVID beds, but ICU beds are fast getting exhausted,” said Kejriwal after the meeting.
“The Centre said that 500 ICU beds will be made available in the DRDO center in the next couple days and additionally another 250 in the coming days,” he added.
Delhi has recorded over 4.85 lakh cases so far
Over the past 12 days, Delhi has been witnessing a spike in the daily COVID-19 cases to unprecedented levels.
After registering low numbers for a few weeks, it recorded 6,725 cases on November 3, above 7,000 on November 6, and an all-time high of 8,593 cases on November 11.
Delhi’s infection tally crossed 4.85 lakh on November 15, while the death toll reached 7,614.