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Delhi Is Using Five Weapons In The Fight Against COVID-19, Says Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the national capital has been fighting against COVID-19 with the help of five weapons- increasing the number of beds, testing and isolation, pulse oximeters and oxygen concentrators, plasma therapy and survey and screening

Delhi Is Using Five Weapons In The Fight Against COVID-19, Says Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Highlights
  • Delhi has 4,000 oxygen concentrators for COVID-19 patients: CM
  • CM announced that a plasma bank will be started soon to treat COVID-19
  • There are currently 13,500 beds dedicated to COVID-19 patients in Delhi

New Delhi: The national capital Delhi is the second-worst hit in the country by coronavirus after Maharashtra. With more than 83,000 confirmed cases as on June 29, Delhi has been facing a surge in COVID-19 cases every day. While addressing the media on Saturday (June 27), Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that in order to tackle the vast spreading COVID-19 in the capital, the authorities are using five weapons- increasing the number of beds, testing and isolation, pulse oximeters and oxygen concentrators, plasma therapy, and survey and screening.

Also Read: To Help With The Shortage Of COVID-19 Beds In The Capital, Delhi’s Taj Mansingh Hotel Is Now A Five-Star Coronavirus Quarantine Facility

In order to increase the number of beds, the Delhi government has decided that all the big hospitals will reserve at least 40 per cent of their beds for COVID-19 patients. Various hotels and banquet halls have been also attached with hospitals to ramp up the number of beds. According to the Chief Minister, there are currently 13,500 beds dedicated to COVID-19 patients in the capital.

According to the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Delhi, currently, 20,000 tests are being conducted every day which is a significant increase from only 5,000 tests per day in the month of May.

In order to monitor patients under home isolation, the health authorities are using a pulse oximeter and oxygen concentrators which help in monitoring oxygen levels frequently and alert the person if oxygen levels go below the safe levels, said Mr. Kejriwal. He added that the capital currently possesses 4,000 oxygen concentrators for COVID-19 patients.

While explaining about the fourth weapon- Plasma Therapy, CM Kejriwal claimed that the capital was the first place in the country to successfully implement the technique. He said,

Plasma therapy is being used by many now. This doesn’t work for patients who are on ventilators or who have multi-organ failure but helps those with moderate symptoms.

Also Read: Over 2,000 ITBP, Other CAPF Staff To Treat Corona Patients At Delhi’s Biggest COVID Care Centre

Mr. Kejriwal has announced on Monday (June 29) that a ‘plasma bank’ will be established in the national capital to help treat COVID-19 patients. This announcement has been made considering the lack of availability of the life-saving plasma that COVID-19 patients are facing. The Chief Minister stated that the ‘plasma bank’ will be set-up at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in Delhi and anyone who needs plasma on the recommendation of the doctor will be helped via bank.

Delhi has also started a rigorous survey and screening drive to tackle the highly-contagious disease which is the fifth weapon of the capital. As per an official of the health department, the ongoing serological survey, which the Delhi government is conducting in association with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has already reached out to over 20,000 people in the capital within two days. The survey has been carried out in 11 districts, the official said, adding that the district has deployed 30 teams comprising ASHA workers and lab technicians for collecting samples.

Also Read: Door-To-Door Health Survey In Delhi To Be Completed By June 30: Ministry Of Home Affairs

World

26,58,63,058Cases
22,65,37,591Active
3,40,69,608Recovered
52,55,859Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 26,58,63,058 and 52,55,859 have died; 22,65,37,591 are active cases and 3,40,69,608 have recovered as on December 6, 2021 at 5:12 am.

India

3,46,41,561 8,306Cases
98,416739Active
3,40,69,608 8,834Recovered
4,73,537 211Deaths
In India, there are 3,46,41,561 confirmed cases including 4,73,537 deaths. The number of active cases is 98,416 and 3,40,69,608 have recovered as on December 6, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,38,778 707

10,826 23

64,86,782 677

1,41,170 7

Kerala

51,65,921 4,450

44,110 317

50,80,211 4,606

41,600 161

Karnataka

29,98,099 456

7,161 120

29,52,708 330

38,230 6

Tamil Nadu

27,30,516 724

8,041 29

26,85,946 743

36,529 10

Andhra Pradesh

20,73,730 154

2,122 27

20,57,156 177

14,452 4

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,475 24

134 18

16,87,430 6

22,911

West Bengal

16,19,257 620

7,639 17

15,92,074 627

19,544 10

Delhi

14,41,358 63

370 48

14,15,890 15

25,098

Odisha

10,50,249 189

2,154 25

10,39,673 212

8,422 2

Chhattisgarh

10,06,967 25

330 4

9,93,044 21

13,593

Rajasthan

9,54,891 17

221 8

9,45,715 9

8,955

Gujarat

8,27,707 48

349 23

8,17,263 24

10,095 1

Madhya Pradesh

7,93,241 9

133 9

7,82,580 18

10,528

Haryana

7,71,819 22

185 5

7,61,580 17

10,054

Bihar

7,26,237 6

26 4

7,14,121 2

12,090

Telangana

6,76,943 156

3,787 8

6,69,157 147

3,999 1

Assam

6,17,576 101

2,490 61

6,08,966 158

6,120 4

Punjab

6,03,488 37

361 14

5,86,519 23

16,608

Jharkhand

3,49,342 25

127 12

3,44,074 13

5,141

Uttarakhand

3,44,353 8

174 1

3,36,768 7

7,411

Jammu And Kashmir

3,37,807 161

1,706 25

3,31,620 184

4,481 2

Himachal Pradesh

2,27,518 35

755 45

2,22,911 80

3,852

Goa

1,79,174 49

412 18

1,75,375 31

3,387

Mizoram

1,36,454 92

3,101 454

1,32,846 544

507 2

Puducherry

1,29,085 29

280 14

1,26,930 43

1,875

Manipur

1,25,360 32

353 9

1,23,025 40

1,982 1

Tripura

84,858 5

90 1

83,943 6

825

Meghalaya

84,583 9

244 2

82,864 11

1,475

Chandigarh

65,488 7

58 2

64,610 9

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,293 5

36 4

54,977 1

280

Sikkim

32,369 10

215 2

31,749 8

405

Nagaland

32,136

117 9

31,320 9

699

Ladakh

21,714 31

295 3

21,204 34

215

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,683

0 0

10,679

4

Lakshadweep

10,404

10 0

10,343

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,688

4 2

7,555 2

129

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