Delhi government’s joint efforts have resulted in a high recovery rate in the capital. “National capital has shown a “remarkable” improvement with recovery rate of 72 percent and doubling rate of nearly 30 days. Ministry of Home affairs has been holding regular meetings with state government in Delhi for improving the COVID-19 situation in the capital”, Home Ministry Joint Secretary Punya Salila Srivastava addressed in a press conference on Thursday.
National level expert’s also participated in the meetings to take some important decisions she made. These decisions include –
- Reduction in cost of COVID treatment in private hospitals
- Arrangement of additional beds in the national capital
- Increasing the number of tests using rapid antigen technology
- Careful demarcation of containment zones
- Contact tracing of all affected persons, effective use of Information Technology systems
- Availability of AIIMS Delhi Consultancy Telemedicine facility to all COVID hospitals in the country for clinical management of the disease
Rapid Antigen technology is being used at a large scale which has increased the testing capacity. Srivastava further added, “Till July 8, over 6.79 lakh tests have been done which translates into 35,780 tests per million populations. Now every day over 20,000 tests are being done but in spite of increase in tests, active cases are under control”
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On Thursday the officials stated that 23,552 active cases in Delhi have a recovery rate of about 72 percent and the doubling rate has increased to 29.7 days (or about 30 days). Also, a number of Covid care beds have been increased in hospitals.
Joint secretary Srivastava also stated, “On 1st June 4,456 hospital beds were available and now there are 15,096 Covid care beds in hospitals, on 8th July there were 10,237 vacant beds which is about 68 per cent of the availability”. Directions for Unlock 2.0 have been implemented from 1st July and stage-wise permission will be granted for activities outside containment zones, as per the joint secretary.