Jain mentioned the Delhi Authorities would provide an incentive scheme to hospitals for establishing liquid medical oxygen (LMO) storage services of their premises. “We’d offer an incentive of Rs 1 lakh per ton to those hospitals. So if the hospital units up a 50 ton LMO storage facility which might normally price them round Rs 70- 80 lakhs, Rs 50 lakh could be given by the Delhi authorities now,” he mentioned.
The minister was talking on Friday at a digital session on Delhi Healthcare System – Preparedness to fight the third wave of COVID-19.
He defined that through the second wave, Delhi confronted an acute scarcity of Oxygen, however this time they have been effectively ready. “The demand had gone as excessive as 700-750 tons per day. This time, even within the worst conditions, we’d have the ability to generate greater than 50 per cent of the requirement from Delhi itself,” he mentioned.
He knowledgeable that the federal government has already put in greater than 50 PSA crops that are able to producing round 250-300 tons of oxygen required in hospitals every day.
“The federal government has already made an association of 37,000 beds with oxygen provide hooked up to it devoted to dealing with solely COVID circumstances in the event that they come up. Even through the second wave, we had made preparations for 23,000 beds. This time we now have additionally made preparations to have ICUs within the hospital itself the place the beds are organized,” he mentioned. He additional defined that the Delhi authorities has already taken steps so as to add round 7,000 extra beds which might occur over a interval of six months.
The minister mentioned the Delhi authorities has modified the benchmark for dealing with COVID circumstances in Delhi. “Not like the nationwide common of 5 per cent COVID circumstances which is taken into account secure whereas testing, we now have stored the restrict at 0.5 per cent. At 5 per cent we’d announce a whole lockdown. In the mean time, we get round 1 affected person for each 1,000 sufferers we take a look at. If we get 5 sufferers then we’d activate the primary stage of response.”