Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday that his administration will create 6,800 extra beds in government hospitals, which will be completed in six months. According to Kejriwal, the national capital’s government hospitals have over 10,000 beds in total.
“In government hospitals, 6,800 beds are being built as part of an expansion of the health infrastructure. “The current strength of around 10,000 beds in Delhi government hospitals will be increased by 70% by establishing 6,800 more beds in the next six months,” the chief minister said at a press conference following the inauguration of cloverleaf ramps, service roads, and a cycle track at the Mayur Vihar Phase-one flyover.
He stated that these extra beds will be useful if Delhi has another wave of the coronavirus illness (Covid-19) pandemic and that even if there is no wave, these beds would be accessible to people on a permanent basis.
According to Kejriwal, the Delhi cabinet has also agreed to award a tender of Rs 130 crore to a private business for the health management information system (HIMS).
“A portal is being made through which we will get to know how many beds are vacant in a hospital, which medicines are available, how many ventilators are available etc. All at the click of a button. People will no longer have to stand in long queues in hospitals. You can easily fix an appointment with the doctor on your phone,” the chief minister further said during the press conference.
“Currently we are seeing 30 to 40 to 50 Covid-19 cases on a daily basis and we are conducting 70,000 tests per day. The situation is under control. We will be reopening schools slowly. If the need to close them arises again, we will see.”
He further said that parents who were previously hesitant to send their children to school are now expressing that they want them to go to school and learn in a classroom setting.
The Delhi government stated on Friday that schools will reopen in stages beginning September 1. Kids in grades 9-12 will begin attending school on September 1, while students in grades 6-8 will begin on September 8. The administration has stated that kids would not be compelled to attend school and that their parents’ permission is required if they desire to return.
(Source – HT)