On Thursday, the capital reported over 7,000 fresh Covid-19 cases and so the Delhi government directed 115 private hospitals to reserve 50% beds for Covid-19 patients. Lok Nayak and Guru Teg Bahadur, are the two-state government hospitals that are also asked to scale up Covid-19 infrastructure.
What Does the Order Say?
As per the order, the 115 private hospitals having bed strength 50 or more are directed to reserve 50% of their total ICU and wards bed capacity for Covid-19 patients. According to the Government, these 115 hospitals have the liberty to reserve more beds. In another order, the Delhi Government said, because of the massive surge of Covid-19, medical superintendents, and medical doctors are directed to depute sufficient manpower, infrastructure in hospital holding areas for patients. The unnecessary wait for completing the admission procedure may lead to an increase in the chance of the spread of infection further, so the Government ordered to increase the oxygen facility.
Recent Estimated Data of Covid Cases in Delhi
Delhi on Thursday saw a huge jump in the Covid-19 tally. The city reported 7,000 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours which is considered as the highest in four months. Last November 19, 2020, the capital witnessed the highest number of cases in a day. In the past 24 hours, 24 deaths were reported in the capital which took the total number of deaths to 11,157. 6,63,667 people have recovered so far in Delhi.
TPT Policy Advocacy & Recommendations
- The surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in India has gone from “bad to worse”. The Government must take urgent action to curb the surge. The health systems are overwhelmed by the current rise in Covid cases. At this point, the health ministry of every city must strengthen the hospitals so that the health system does not get crippled due to the surge in the cases.
- Due to the crowding coupled with lack of Covid appropriate behavior, many districts are seeing a rise in the cases. The Government must bring strict restrictions so that all the people maintain the protocols of Covid-19.