New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a 5T plan to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. The 5T plan includes testing, tracing, treatment, teamwork, and tracking. It is planning to conduct 1 lakh rapid tests among people in the city’s COVID-19 hotspots. The tests, he said, will start from Friday after the rapid test kits arrive. Yesterday, for the first time since the outbreak started, the Indian Council of Medical Research – the nodal body on the virus testing – said it completed 1 lakh test.
“In Delhi, 24-hour vigilance and making round-the-clock facilities available is my responsibility, and I will ensure things are in place,” the Chief Minister said.
Aggressive testing is the key to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, says Arvind Kejriwal.
After testing, next comes tracing. People are identified who have come in contact with a positive patient and are asked to self-quarantine. The help of Delhi Police is being taken to ensure that self-quarantine is being followed.
On Tablighi Jamaat the chief minister said, “We will give the police phone numbers of Tablighi Jamaat event attendees to trace and ascertain whether they moved in nearby areas.”
2,950 beds are reserved for coronavirus patients, the chief minister said. LNJP, GB Pant, and Rajiv Gandhi hospitals will treat only coronavirus patients.
New coronavirus can only be defeated through teamwork and I am happy that all states along with Centre are working together to stop the spread of the virus, said the Delhi chief minister. We have to learn from other states. Doctors and nurses are key members of the teams. Their protection is paramount.
Tracking & Monitoring
the Delhi government will actively track the developments and actions taken to stop the spread of the COVID-19.
Under the government’s plan, those above the age of 50 years and who have allied illnesses like diabetes will be kept in hospitals. Those under 50, with no other ailment and minor symptoms, will be kept in hotels, dharamshalas, and ashrams. There will be full medical support there too, he said.
(Source: ET, NDTV)