Guwahati News Desk: As announced by Delhi Health Minister, Satyendar Jain, on Tuesday, 37,000 beds in total are being set up for the COVID-19 patients to tackle the anticipated third wave of the pandemic in the city.
Although the number of fatalities has been zero in the past few days and the positivity rate has shown a downward trend, yet the Delhi government will not be dropping its guard this time and so, is consistently working to avoid a possible outbreak of the third COVID-19 wave in Delhi.
Jain said, “We are working with all our might to ramp up the medical infrastructure and prepare it for a possible outbreak of the third wave in Delhi. We are working on all fronts, but our primary focus is to ensure that a third wave doesn’t even arise in the first place.”
On Tuesday, Jain inspected the healthcare facilities to check preparations being done for the COVID-19 situation in the national capital.
After analyzing the healthcare facilities, he informed that 37,000 beds, including 12,000 ICU beds, dedicated for COVID-19 patients are being prepared and medical oxygen capacity along with essential drugs supply are also being “appropriately boosted”.
He further informed that special arrangements are being made for children and the elderly as well, and the Delhi government is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely.
Meanwhile, the Kejriwal government has also asked the manufacturers to boost manufacturing of drugs being used for the treatment of COVID-19, and that no company should charge an extra amount for any drug.
Moreover, as Delhi had reeled under the brutal second wave of the pandemic that swept the entire country, claiming a massive number of lives daily, with emergence of oxygen supply shortage issue at various hospitals, so the Delhi government now is fully determined to provide a safe and healthy environment to the people of Delhi in order to prevent the emergence of a third wave of Covid-19.
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