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Delhi Government Plans To Start ‘Oxygen Jaanch Kendra’ To Combat COVID-19, CM Holds Meeting

On August 16, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced that the Delhi government will now set up ‘Oxygen Jaanch Kendra’ in 30,000 villages to combat COVID-19

Delhi Government Plans To Start 'Oxygen Jaanch Kendra' To Combat COVID-19, CM Holds Meeting
Highlights
  • Delhi government plans to set up Oxygen Jaanch Kendra in villages
  • The village youth will be trained, provided oximeters to set up Kendras: CM
  • It becomes our duty to protect more and more people from corona: CM

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday (August 17) held a conversation via video conferencing, with state convenors of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to discuss the opening of ‘Oxygen Jaanch Kendra’ in villages across the country. “Talked with all the state convenors of Aam Aadmi Party today and discussed the opening of ‘Oxygen Jaanch Kendra’ in more and more villages across the country. As citizens of the country, it becomes our duty to protect more and more people from corona in this difficult time,” CM Kejriwal said in a tweet attaching pictures of his conversation with the party convenors.

CM Kejriwal had on Sunday (August 16) announced that Delhi government will now set up ‘Oxygen Jaanch Kendra’ in 30,000 villages to combat COVID-19 and the village youth will be trained and provided with the oximeters to set up these Kendras.

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In July, the Delhi government started providing pulse oximeters to asymptomatic and mild symptom corona patients undergoing home isolation.

Delhi has been able to minimise deaths of corona patients in home isolation thru this suraksha kavach called pulse oximeter. If patients detect their oxygen is falling, they reach out to us for help. We immediately send oxygen concentrators to their home or take them to a hospital, CM Kejriwal had said in a tweet on July 12.

Also Read: As Recovery Rate In Delhi Follows An Upward Graph, A Look At Delhi’s Response To Coronavirus Outbreak

A pulse oximeter is a device that monitors the amount of oxygen carried in the body. As per the health authorities guidelines, coronavirus patients need to be hospitalised if their oxygen level reaches 90 per cent or below.

This will help us in saving lives by detecting a drop in oxygen levels in time, CM Kejriwal had said on Sunday (August 16).

CM Kejriwal government urged people to donate oximeters to AAP members so that the devices can be provided to the villages.

CM Kejriwal had on August 15, said that all the governments are performing well and suggested that they follow the Delhi model of home isolation.

Also Read: On COVID-19 Delhi Is In Far Better Situation Than It Was 2 Months Ago, Says Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

In case of Delhi, home isolation was a measure that helped us in fighting the battle against COVID-19. For instance, if there are 10,000 cases, only 1000 are severe and taken to hospitals. The remaining got cured at home. It saves 9,000 beds. This can be followed in villages, CM Kejriwal said.

In Delhi, the active COVID-19 cases continue to remain between 10,000 and 11,000 during the past few weeks. The deaths per day due to COVID-19 have also decreased.

Delhi on Sunday reported 652 new cases and eight deaths, taking the total number of cases to over 1.52 lakh and more than 4,100 deaths.

As of Sunday, there were 10,823 active COVID-19 cases in the national capital.

Also Read: Some Hospitals In Delhi Seeing Re-emergence Of COVID-19 In Recovered Patients

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