Briefing concerning the Covid state of affairs within the nationwide capital, Kejriwal mentioned that as a result of fast enhance in Covid-19 infections, hospital beds and oxygen for sufferers are depleting within the metropolis.
“Within the final 24 hours, roughly 25,500 circumstances of Covid have come up. Earlier than that, we had round 24,000 circumstances, and earlier than that, we had 19,500 circumstances,” he mentioned.
“We now have famous that the variety of accessible beds reserved for Covid sufferers is lowering at a quick fee. We’re falling in need of ICU beds. In Delhi, we at the moment are left with lower than 100 ICU beds. We’re falling in need of oxygen as effectively,” Kejriwal mentioned.
The chief minister additionally identified that the positivity fee in Delhi has gone up from 24 per cent to 30 per cent in simply 24 hours. Which means practically 1 in 3 individuals getting examined for coronavirus had been discovered to be constructive for the an infection.
Making a fervent attraction to the Centre, Kejriwal cited that lower than 100 ICU beds can be found in Delhi now and the state of affairs is “worsening each second”.
He mentioned he spoke to Union dwelling minister Amit Shah on Sunday morning and confused on the necessity of beds for the Covid sufferers.
“I spoke to dwelling minister Amit Shah right now and knowledgeable him of our dire want of beds and oxygen. We’re continually in contact with the Centre and getting assist from it,” he mentioned.
Kejriwal, who additionally spoke to Union well being minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday, requested the Centre to order not less than 7,000 of 10,000 beds in hospitals run by it in Delhi as Covid beds and guarantee rapid provide of oxygen.
Presently only one,800 of 10,000 central authorities hospital beds are reserved for Covid-19 sufferers, he mentioned.
Final night time, a personal hospital knowledgeable that the scarcity of oxygen was so extreme that they simply about managed to forestall a tragedy, he mentioned.
New Delhi, which has imposed a weekend curfew, is among the many worst hit cities in India, the place a second main wave of coronavirus infections is straining well being infrastructure.
Delhi govt asks hospitals to order 80% beds for Covid sufferers
Individually, the Delhi authorities on Sunday directed all nursing houses and personal hospitals offering Covid-19-related remedy within the nationwide capital to order not less than 80 per cent of their ICU and ward mattress capability for coronavirus sufferers.
The order issued by the medical superintendent, nursing houses talked about that the occupancy of ICU beds and ward beds for coronavirus sufferers in 115 non-public hospitals has reached “virtually 100 per cent and 90 per cent” respectively.
“Subsequently, to additional increase mattress capability, all nursing houses and personal hospitals offering Covid-related remedy are directed to order 80 per cent of their ICU beds and ward beds for the remedy of coronavirus sufferers,” the order mentioned.
(With inputs from PTI)